Because freedom can't protect itself
Hmm, I hate to ask this: Given the disregard this administration has for our rights, what would stop them from trampling on the 3rd Amendment? Bush could simply say, "we are at war. The war on terror." The amendment says no quartering of troops in time of peace. Do you see where I am headed? Not that the guy needs our encouragement, but I can certainly see George using that line of thinking.
Yes, I see where you are headed. It is called "martial law", and there is nothing that can stop the Bush Administration from moving in this direction except the American people. And I have major concerns about their ability to do that. This is a "multi-partisan" issue - we have all been complicit in the trampling of our civil rights because of our fear and our complacency, and it will be interesting to see if we have the backbone to do what is necessary to preserve what is left of our liberties.
Just imagine if the rights of the few were put above the safety of the many. We'd have even more casualties of terrorism (remember 911?) Please get your priorities right and realize that peoples rights are very important but certain rights have priority over others. The right to life is more more important than one's personal privacy. I support freedom...but within reason. ACLU was founded in 1920 by communists - what is the real agenda here? How many times does the World Trade Center or US Military have to be attacked before we fight back?
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