The notion that any possible threat to the United States requires extra-constitutional and anti-constitutional government measures like the Patriot Act is to explicitly reject Benjamin Franklins maxim that when we give up liberty for security we will get neither.
Without question, a post-9/11 America is susceptible to possible new threats that are in many ways without precedent. But so is giving up liberty to the degree that we have with the Patriot Act. Fotografia . To give up our liberties out of fear is another minor victory for the terrorists and another monumental loss of Americans historic freedoms.