posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 10:38 PM
The simple fact is that you are at war. Don't look so suprised. Bush told you straight that this wasn't going to be easy so you can't complain
that you weren't warned. Posted by Leveller
If we are at war, the terrorists have already won, because they have achieved thier main goal, regardless of human losses on thier side: they have
managed to make the US a police state. They have achieved the destruction of our fundamental personal freedoms.
Were we warned? Oh yes we were. One of the main voices warning the American people was Alex Jones among others. Too bad no one bothered to listen to
him and he was otherwise drowned out by prepared government rhetoric.
The main critisism that you have is that those laws are there in the first place. Posted by Leveller
You are totally missing the point as to why most Americans oppose these laws, and it is because you are NOT american, and have never known what it is
to truly be free.
The main opposition isnt that these laws are fairly innocuous and really dont affect our lives... that is incidental. What bothers those who really
understand is that these are "gateway" laws, IE, the fact that we are allowing these laws (or having them shoved down our throats, more accurately)
is giving legitamacy to being controlled, and will give the all clear for future, more restrictive laws to be launched.
A corrollary that I mentioned once in a piece on gun control: ANY gun control law is damaging, simply because it gives the right to the lawmakers to
regulate what you own and what you do. They dont have to outright ban a gun... if they pass a law saying they can regulate barrel length or even grip
size, and it passes, they now have the legitimate right to regulate ANYTHING... then its just a matter of time before the complete ban goes through.