Because freedom can't protect itself
Did anybody else find that whole last 20 minutes incredibly confusing?
I saw that and had the exact same thoughts! I don't think the movie was trying to say something in a broader political context, though I could be wrong.
I think the theme is the Roman and Greek democracies where "Tyrant" and "Dictator" were electable positions. It's more a historical allegory in that sense.
Still I would take a self-limiting surveillance program over an indefinite and open warrant as the lesser of two evils. After hearing that a former AG ended up on the terrorist watch-list, I realized that truth is far scarier than fiction.
ACLU, how dare you claim to support the Bill Of Rights when you can't even accept the fact that Americans have a right to keep and bear arms?
The Bill Of Rights is NOT multiple choice!!!
Those who have nothing to hide and those who are not criminals don't care about this. You people stand up for all those who should have no rights, criminals. I for one don't care, the government can spy on anyone as long as it is for the good of this Nation and protects us from harm. I have nothing to hide and have never committed any crimes.
saw the news cast on cnn the other day reguarding joe arpiao. i cant belive you guys! what chance do you think you have in this case? he is not profiling.it so happens that is what the criminal looks like!they have no rights!this country was founded on immigrants. anybody that wants to become a citizen should be able to do so.but it will be done legally!!!so get off of arpiao back and let him do his job.traditional americans are noy going to put up with you radical liberals.
les c. brooks,tucson,az.
I thought of the ACLU when I saw that scene, too! It was too bad that Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) went along with the plan to spy on Americans, even that one time. But that fits in with the theme that Batman is an outcast and does things that real law enforcement can't do. He breaks tons of laws, which is why they chase him in the end. In real life, we don't have superheros who are so good that they can be above the law because they are morally uncorruptable. We only have real people, who can make real mistakes, and the law has to apply to all of them... at all times.
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