Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Originally Posted by offroadwarrior
More fear than harm. Human Rights, Civil Liberties will prevail. No administration can be allowed or should be allowed to curtail civil liberties, due process in criminal cases. The anti-terrorism regulations and amendment to laws serve as tools to facilitate data mining, undercover surveillance that will help thwart future enemy plans by tracking their movements. The sad fact is that since enemy combatants operate within our society, in this country, laws that protect citizens and resident aliens make it too easy for them to run their operation.
Laws must change to face this reality. Checks and Balances within the constraints of classified info due to national security issues should be an intrinsic part of any bill. It ought to be foolproof so that whichever party is in power cannot misuse it in order to stifle opposition.
Another man willing to live on his knees. Let's turn your own campaign slogan on you: if the current laws are so inadequate, why haven't we been continually attacked during the time these deficient laws have been in place?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address