"Our country has paid dearly in terms of lives lost (both at the Twin Towers and on the fields of battle since then) and in terms of monetary treasure, but the greatest cost or 'Loss' actually has been to our ideals.The War on (Some) Drugs started it, but the War on A Noun bolted on a turbocharger. Anyhow, you should go read his whole post.
We, as citizens, have lost the virtue of "Privacy". When asked what we are carrying in our personal clothing or an accompanying bag, "NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" is no longer a legal or acceptable response. Worse still a large percentage of the population believes you have no right to issue such a response."
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Farmer Frank's post from yesterday is worth a read in its entirety, but the money quotes are: