The blood of the Boston bombing victims is barely dry, but already another chilling aspect of its aftermath is becoming clear: The federal government will use the attack as a pretense to try to take away still more freedoms from the American people. Almost immediately in the mainstream media, on the day of the attacks, a handful of reporters made the connection to April 15 and speculated that the terrorists who executed the bombings could be right-wingers – perhaps anti-tax fanatics who struck on Patriots’ Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts honoring the Revolutionary War, or perhaps anti-income tax zealots. By Tuesday, it seemed as if the balance of media and “analyst” opinion had swung at least slightly in the direction of concluding that the attackers were Muslims, in part because they used pressure cookers in their bombs – a hallmark of Al Qaeda. But no matter. Whoever it is ultimately proven was behind the attacks, the Obama administration will end up spinning the Boston Marathon bombings as an excuse for heightened oppression of the American people. Perhaps that will mean more domestic drones spying on our every move; perhaps – as New York Republican Congressman Peter King already has suggested – just “more cameras” vigilantly monitoring Americans’ every move in public places. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and warn you as we can. But everyone who reads us should do the same.