posted on May, 13 2013 @ 08:29 AM
reply to post by pheonix358
No, but I said in this. As in, this case.
Gotta have a line somewhere, and it's not any use to claim that line we must not stand for the police checking out people with backpacks in crowds,
given the most recent cases of public terrorist activities have been perpetrated by people with backpacks in crowds.
No ones liberty was compromised by the police being made aware of people with backpacks.
Sure they could be checking prams, kfc buckets, big hats, but they didn't. We can't say "Stop it you fools, it's a liberty!" when it's only
common sense to be diligent in these times.
Had they actually stopped people, corralled them into a corner, searched them without any other cause than carrying a backpack, then I'd not have
said anything about it. But it's becoming a catch cry, and wearing thin.
It seems that it's used every time something happens when there is a requirement for concern.
If we don't do something, then we say we accept that people can explode things in public and kill innocent people. Safety be damned, freedom is
There is a line, it has to be watched. It's being crossed by both sides of late.
ps - I wasn't referring to you, I was referring to any one else who may read my post and come back with the liberty line..