posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 02:22 AM
Terrorist: a person who attempts to make people do things through fear and intimidation.
Police State: a nationstate that uses fear, intimidation, and disreguard for citizen civil rights to forcibly rule people.
The difference is the first is out of power and the second is in power.
The 'Patriot Act' was the terrorists beginning to win the war here in the US. It allows the drift of this nation into a police state where your
citizenship can be stripped from you and be locked away w/o telling anyone based on the whims of an Imperial presidential decision.
After invading Afghanistan, I believe we in the US were safer, after the invasion of Iraq with the mishandling of it especially after Abu Grabe, we
are worse off. An intelligence officer in the 9-11 hearings reported that Al-Qaeda recruitment numbers are rising. Im not wise enough to know the
long term consequences of Iraq, but at this point they don't look good at all.
Bush thinks God chose him to be president, goodness knows the majority of Americans chose Al Gore and not him. This is probably why he has a total
disregard for Iraqis, Afghanistanis, Americans and people generally. I find his blind, mindless, arrogant actions disturbing.
I am far more worried about this nation becoming more of a police state with the goverment invading people's private lives and telling them what they
can and cannot do. That would include being able to review library records, tap phone calls, track you on the internet. Without informing you and
NOT for terrorist activities only, they are using it for whatever they choose. If you are terrified by terrorists, the terrorists have won. Liberty
is a delicate thing and is much more easily lost than recovered. One can only hope that perceptive intelligence, reason, and some uncommon sense will
preserve our civil rights.