We are told the terroists attack us because they "hate our freedoms." Then by what logic is it, that we win by giving up our freedoms out of fear of being attacked. If the terrorists terrorize us into giving up our freedoms then they win. As we steadily slip farther and farther into a self induced police state out a fear that may or may not be real we destroy our credibility as a "freedom loving people."
If the terrorists hate us because of our freedoms then I propose that anyone who supports or advocates giving up said freedoms, by their own logic, is responsible for the demise of our country is aiding and abetting the terrorists' cause. Why are these people not questioned and arrested as enemies of freedom?
That includes anyone who supports the PATRIOT ACT, random bag searches, or any tactic that goes against the idea of personal freedom and liberty. These people are the greater enemies of freedom, and they arent brown, and they arent abroad, and they arent Muslim, they are here in our country, and members of our govenment, the people who are members of the New American Despotic Fascism, bringing in the American Police State, and ringing out our freedoms, little by little, hoping we won't notice until they control or monitor every piece of everyones' lives.
Benjamin Franklin said it best:
"Those who would give up essential liberty for a little safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Let me tell ya, I happen to agree. We should make no concessions of liberty for safety, every concession we make is a point for the enemies of freedom, terrorists or otherwise, and demeans our credibility on the topic of liberty and freedom.