I don’t understand how everyone can walk around so blind to what is going on around us AND to be so accepting of it. Our country was built on ideals of keeping the government from being too powerful and keeping the power of the country in the hands of the people. These were immigrants that were so wrongfully oppressed and taxed that they had no other choice but to leave their homes and re-build elsewhere.
Now, here we are – facing the same issues and everyone continues to ignore it and accept it as a trade-off to be safe from the “terrorists”. Let me shed a little light on this word that is thrown around so effortlessly:
1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
Once all the information is spelled out for us on the news and everyone is frightened for their lives, how could we deny new laws being written to protect us from the boogeyman terrorist? Laws like the Patriot Act that undoes the terrorists’ protection from unlawful search and seizure. Laws like the National Defense Authorization Act that will allow citizens to be held indefinitely without trial because they have some ties to terrorist organizations and can become a threat later. The new building of a huge communications monitoring system will collect data from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, apps and any other sources that potential terrorists can be identified from. Now we’ll all be safe, won’t we?