Rustic- Thanks for the link to Conspiracy planet. Very chilling stuff. I am glad that there is at least one member of Congress, Dennis Kucinich, (D-Ohio), with the courage to speak out against the
Patriot Act abomination. I have never heard of him, but my fear is he was probably defeated by some Ashcroft clone.
I'm not an anti-terrorism expert. I thought we paid people well for that job. But there has to be a better way to go about it than cancelling most of our Bill of rights, (except the part about guns).
Sorry, I am not willing to surrender my rights in the name of fighting terrorism. Wasn't it Ben Franklin who said, "Those who give up rights for security deserve neither"?
I don't think that the thousands who died on 9-11 would want to be remembered as the catalyst for ordinary citizens losing their rights under the Constitution. Now that I've said this, I suppose I am immediately suspect, and I could be hauled away tomorrow, for an indefinite time without legal counsel. God Bless America. All others, up against the wall. BlueJay