Sorry T , I don't believe it or buy it, it's in place for a specific reason and a specific threat, namely Islamofascists who wish us harm. I agree the terrorists have won to a small degree as they have cost us billions, forced Bush to deal with them and making possible the ascendancy of the community organizer Obama.<quoted text>
There's actually been quite a few. And Snow, the idea behindthis bill is in fact the stripping of individual liberties affofded to all of us. The notion that we as Americans would surrender our basic rights due to fear in and of itself shows the terrorists they have won to a degree.
Even Rand Paul was fighting against these provisions, such as the 4th ammendment violations under the Patriot Act, for which I give him credit for.
The concept is this - it is a slippery slope once you begin to surrender even the least minute of our liberties. A dangerous precedent.
What i do believe is that the far lefters and the DDDL(dimwitted and dishonest dem leadership) are the instigators of most laws and restrictions on our personal freedoms. See Bloomberg in NYC.