Sometimes planes fly into buildings and kill thousands of people. Sometimes nuts walk into classrooms and kill dozens of kids. Sometimes tons of ammonium nitrate blow up in a plant and looks like a small nuclear explosion. We cannot escape every danger in the world.
For example, over 3,000 people were killed on September 11, 2001 when terrorists flew planes into the WTC and the Pentagon. However, since that date, over 300,000 people have been killed by guns. Which is the most dangerous and which is the most likely to happen to you?
Why didn't we create a Homeland Security to protect us from the guns and violence that is all around us? Why should we fear the "terrorists" more than the guy with a sick mind and an automatic weapon?
Everyone wants to live in safety. They are willing to surrender their constitutional rights for the promise of safety. They have been sold an illusion, based on fear and propaganda.
There is no doubt but that there are people in this world that hate us and would like to do us harm. Maybe they are in Syria? Maybe they are in Iraq? Maybe they are in Iran? Maybe they are in North Korea? Maybe they are in Pakistan? Our silence and lack of knowledge allows our country to create more and more enemies everyday. Then they want you to be fearful of these enemies.
But the bottom line is that the more rights you surrender, the less safe you will be. You will never be safe. Also, you will never be free. And when you check into your hotel room, you will wonder whether there is a secret camera somewhere? But you should not be concerned about your privacy. After all, if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide.
Since 911 the TSA has spent billions to protect (harass) us from terrorism. Yet, you are much more likely to die from a flight related blood clot than an act of terror; and since 911, the airlines have decreased passenger seating space. This isn't about our safety or our comfort. It's about con
The latest news on the NSA is that they've admitted to spying on Americans without first obtaining a warrant. You obviously missed this important bit of news. Must be all that dog_semen_you've_been_gulping down lately, eh?