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Wed May 1, 2013, 05:30 PM

 

CNN poll finds 40% of the people would give up Civil Liberty to fight Terrorism [View all]

First the link.

Then the blurb.
Although worries about terrorism have edged up following the Boston Marathon bombings, a new national poll indicates only four in ten Americans say they are willing to give up some civil liberties to fight terrorism.


Now the rant. ONLY four in ten Americans. ONLY? Are you joking? ONLY? The comment should be four in ten Americans think that a police state is preferable.

I'm dissapointed, astonished, and having trouble believing that. ONLY four in ten Americans would give up Civil Liberty to fight Terrorism. That is the headline, that is the story. That's the problem as all but shouted from the CNN political unit.

Another finding from the survey: Six in ten report that they are more worried about the government restricting civil liberties than they are that the government will fail to enact new anti-terrorist policies.


Normally I try and write thoughtful posts, where I express my opinion, and my thoughts, with analogy, with historical references, and with rationality. In this case, I am absent of any of those except shock. I can't believe that 40% of my fellow citizens are capable of even considering sacraficing Civil Liberties under the guise of fighting Terrorism.

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