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posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 08:38 AM
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Here's the situation: It's nearly three years after 9/11, and the country has been lulled into a certain sense of security. The Patriot Act has been passed, some civil liberties have been curtailed but generally nothing too noticeable to the public at large.

All of the sudden terrorism blasts its way back into our lives again. A half dozen suicide bombers scattered themselves amongst the crowd at the RNC protests, all across the country suicide bombers attack crowds at busy malls and markets. For the finale, they manage to get a tanker that had gone missing up to the doors of the RNC convention itself. No high ranking officials were killed, but several Republican party hangers-on and media members perished. Those that didn't got the footage and story of their lives. Preliminary reports are that the group claiming responsiblity are a as of yet unknown Muslim extremist group operating within the US.

Here's the question: What freedoms are you willing to give up, or expect to see given up if this scenario, or any other kind of terrorist attack happens again?

I would expect travel would be restricted by internal checkpoints, and ID cards would be issued - and that would be just a small sampling.

My friend told me the other day he'd give up some liberties for safety, the thing that scares me is I think a lot of people think this way.

****Disclaimer**** Situations above aren't meant to be a portent to the future!




posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 08:45 AM
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Personally, I'm convinced that there will be an attack before or around the time of the election. I hope I'm wrong.
IF this happens, I would not give up one shred of ANY of my rights. But, however, that wouldn't stop more legislation and law to control us more. All we can do is wait and watch my friend.



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 09:06 AM
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I don't see how giving up our freedoms would help stop or prevent terrorist acts

EDIT: ^^^^

If the government in charge had their priorities right and got their sh*t together we wouldn't need to make changes to the system at the lowest level (road blocks etc) in order to prevent attacks.

Loosing our freedoms is a sign of failure at the highest levels of government in my opinion

[edit on 16-8-2004 by electric squid carpet]



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 10:20 AM
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We can't give up our freedoms no matter what. I feel like it is coming down to the wire as far as time to take a stand. You KNOW that if there is another terrorist attack, thats going to be the excuse to take away our freedoms in this country. What I REALLY can't believe is the number of people I think are going to sit there and be bulldozed over by what is going to happen. They are going to go along like they HAVE to accept what is going to be done. I think thats idiotic, and I hope and pray there are still some people in this country who are ready to take this place back. We have to, there are future generations depending on us. I mean, its as plain as day what is about to happen. Its time to be strong and vote out the parties that are in power and get something new. Our lives depend on it.



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 10:32 AM
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israel has checkpoints all over the place. has that stopped bombings there?? IF there really are 'terrorists' on u.s. soil..what is stopping them from conducting the same operations that they have succesfully done in other countries where individual travel is MUCH more restricted than in the u.s?????
unfourtunatly most people ,that live in bigger cities, seem to think that giving up their freedoms will make them more safe....maybe that is what all the govt talk about a constant terror threat is all about....

govt.."see alll the terrorist threats in AMERICA..we, your govt, have stopped them all. now the threat is increasing..we, the govt, need to curtail your freedoms even more to keep youu safe from the terrorist threats."
citizens..."thank you sir! you may have another of our freedoms!"



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 10:39 AM
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The willingness of the American people to give up a few more rights is exactly what the gov't wants! Another terrorist attack would be horrible for us, the general public, but would be a goldmine of new laws and policy's for big gov't to push on us. Military checkpoints and more Patriot acts would just be the begining. It won't be a matter of what you'd be willing to give up. That option will not be given. It will be enforced with sever consequences for those who do not comply.



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by PistolPete
Here's the situation: It's nearly three years after 9/11, and the country has been lulled into a certain sense of security. The Patriot Act has been passed, some civil liberties have been curtailed but generally nothing too noticeable to the public at large.

All of the sudden terrorism blasts its way back into our lives again. A half dozen suicide bombers scattered themselves amongst the crowd at the RNC protests, all across the country suicide bombers attack crowds at busy malls and markets. For the finale, they manage to get a tanker that had gone missing up to the doors of the RNC convention itself. No high ranking officials were killed, but several Republican party hangers-on and media members perished. Those that didn't got the footage and story of their lives. Preliminary reports are that the group claiming responsiblity are a as of yet unknown Muslim extremist group operating within the US.

Here's the question: What freedoms are you willing to give up, or expect to see given up if this scenario, or any other kind of terrorist attack happens again?

I would expect travel would be restricted by internal checkpoints, and ID cards would be issued - and that would be just a small sampling.

My friend told me the other day he'd give up some liberties for safety, the thing that scares me is I think a lot of people think this way.

****Disclaimer**** Situations above aren't meant to be a portent to the future!


I WILL GIVE UP NO LIBERTIES!!!



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 11:05 AM
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I give up ZERO liberties. The only one I rely on for protection is myself. My signature says it all.



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 11:19 AM
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while we are under orange, yellow, red (yeah, red... it's coming) alert...

THE BORDERS ARE WIDE OPEN.

but, THEY know... we won't give up our rights without another drastic "terrorist" attack. then, "halt citizen" will make us feel "safe" and "protected"... we won't mind that we don't have ANY freedom... it's all for own good. the government loves us. (sarcasm).

in arizona, illegals- OTM's (other than mexican) are FLOODING into this country. however, the border patrol DOES NOTHING.

don't believe it?

watch this-

KVOA, DT-23, Tucson AZ (8/13/04)
kvoa.com...

and this-
NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw (4/5/04)
www.americanpatrol.com...



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