government

The Only Viable Threat

By a margin of more than 11 to one, Defending People choose freedom over safety as the thing they value most. [poll=2] AHCL, at the Elect Kelly Siegler Blog can be forgiven a bit of snarkiness when she reads: Defending People is about protecting the people, one at a time, from the only viable threat to their liberty: their government. … “They hate us for our freedom,” the President says, justifying our embroilment in a war without end that in turn serves as rationale for the curtailment of our rights — to free expression (“There are reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do….”), to be secure in our homes and persons (the malevolently-named USA-PATRIOT act), to habeas corpus, counsel, due process and jury trial (Guantanamo) . . . .