Have the terrorists already won?


Civil liberties at stake in fearful times

[…] As the dread of another Twin Towers looms over us like the dark cloud over the gloom-haunted Li’l Abner comic strip character Joe Btfsplk, the likelihood exists that vigilance will be ramped up to a shriek, the Patriot Act will be applied indiscriminately in the name of survival, state laws will place more foolish young girls behind bars and our enemies will have accomplished more than they had hoped for.

One wonders if their intent in the first place isn’t to undermine our civil liberties through intimidation more than action, thus weakening the very foundations of democracy. What we lose in the panic of response may ultimately be more costly than any structure the terrorists can bring down. […]

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About Janet Logan

Well educated woman, transgender / transsexual, lesbian, Reiki practitioner, LGBT activist, polyamorous, and eclectic Pagan.
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