Thom Hartmann: Are "We the People" Now the Real Terrorists?
Hebshi Shoshana is an American citizen and the mother of 7-year-old twins. She’s also one of the latest casualties of the hysteria built into our national war on terror. In our post-9/11 fear-frenzy whipped up by George W. Bush, the simple act of using the bathroom while “Arab looking” is enough to get you dragged off a plane at gunpoint. And, under the PATRIOT Act, it’s completely justifiable for federal agents armed to the teeth to spring into action and drag you, because of whoever is sitting next to you, off the plane, strip you naked, and put you in a jail cell indefinitely without a phone call, without a right to a lawyer, and without any information whatsoever about why you’re being detained.
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