“The Irrationality of Giving Up This Much Liberty to Fight Terror”

Conor Friersdorf breaks it down here. It does make you wonder why we’ll cast the Constitution aside to prevent a statistically insignificant event, meanwhile we’ll let far greater (and preventable) threats continue unchecked.

3 Responses to “The Irrationality of Giving Up This Much Liberty to Fight Terror”

  1. Charles Platt says:

    I grew up with the threat of global annihilation through nuclear war. Khruschev was considered unstable and liable to “press the button.” And so was Kennedy! Now, that’s what I would call a threat. The idea that all this money has been spent and all these freedoms have been lost just because a handful of buildings were demolished is utterly surreal.

  2. fritzworld says:

    A great deal of the problem stems from the education system. Kids and even college students are not taught the totality of American history anymore. The Constitution is an old piece of paper most have never even seen a copy of. The current POTUS has spent his years in office wiping his feet on it, and the uninformed masses are too busy taking their EBT cards down for refills to give much of a hoot!

  3. The part that irritates me is when they talk about stopping terrorism in other countries. I have to give up freedoms to keep Greece safe? How does that work? I want compensated in this case. We’re keeping the world safe? Then pay us. If, instead, we’re just spying on them against their will, then stop it and let other countries worry about themselves.

    Seriously, let’s put the same energies at banks and CEO/worker pay ratios.

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