Thursday, January 15, 2009

Good Idea: Global Terror Offender Registry

The conservative blogosphere is abuzz with this terrific proposal from RadioViceOnline: we need a national terror offender registry. What a perfectly simple and reasonable plan. Which will be what ensures the huge, liberal obstacles to implementing it, of course.

We’re finding out some information concerning the recidivism rate of terrorists who have been released from Guantanamo Bay. Some - not the majority - seem to be going back to the fight. With that knowledge in hand I’d like to suggest a National Terrorist Offender Registry.

We could make them register with local authorities when they move into town, and have a cool Google map that displays where they live, their photo and what they were convicted of.

Hmm… they may elect to live out of the country, so maybe we could make it a world-wide registry…

The Obama administration is planning to close the Guantanamo detention center soon after arrival in the White House so we’ll need to move quickly to make this law.

Word from the Pentagon is that more than one in 10 released detainees go back to their old ways - you know - terrorizing people and fighting the jihad.

Granted, these are Pentagon figures and no details as to how the recidivism rate was calculated. But when the American judicial system has someone in custody and they are released to create another crime, people get pretty mad.

Hence, the Terrorist Offender Registry. Many states already have sex offender registries, all we would need is another table in the database.

Obama is planning to start closing up shop on the first day of his presidency, but with almost 250 prisoners, it’s going to take some time - some figure more than a year - to complete the process.

If you are reading this and you are a blogger, please post this to your site and encourage others to do the same. Contact your legislators and encourage them to propose/support this excellent idea.

Those who are in agreement: Michelle Malkin, Sister Toldjah, Gateway Pundit, and Power Line,

Hat Tip/Jane Q. Republican

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