Because freedom can't protect itself
Thank you for the article. We appreciate efforts by the ACLU, EPIC, and others to protect our freedom to fly and hope to see the ACLU focus more of its resources on this issue. The violations of our rights at airports exceed the scope and severity of rights violations in many prisons. I say this as a former correctional officer as well as a a now-active anti-TSA protester. We need much more involvement and support from the ACLU.
Stand by you blog post and start defending our civil liberties. Blog posts are useless with no action. Most of us feel you have fallen down on your job to defend the Bill of Rights.
Dear ACLU, if you are to be of any use in defending civil liberties and civil rights that flow from these fundamental Constitutioanl rights, you need to actually do something. So far, the ACLU has remained mostly silent and entirely inactive while the federal government continuest to rapidly erode our rights. Shame on you.
I feel like it's a double punishment when they do all this shit to me, a person who knows someone that died in Tower 1.
Every time I say "Gee, it's just too bad you guys weren't DOing all this stuff beFORE Eric died in Tower 1," and each time they look embarrassed but keep right on doing it.
My friend who survived Tower 1 and is now a burn victim refuses to fly ANYwhere b/c in his words, he'll be "damned if you fools are going to treat me like the people who tried to kill me."
He said that and walked out on them, and now drives everywhere or takes other transportation. Usually he drives though.
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