Why is our government spending billions of dollars building democracies in
places like Afganistan and Iraq, and at the same time spending billions more
erecting a police state in the United States?
Why did our government criticize the Soviet Union's identity cards, while
they are now planning US national idenitity cards complete with retina scans and
Why is the USA PATRIOT ACT [United and strenghtening America by Providing
Appropiate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism] so called, when
it actually divides and weakens the nation?
Why does our government define terrorism so broadly that any act of protest
or civil disobedience can be construed as terrorism?
Why can internet service providers that move to quash government surviellance
of their customers be charged with obstructing justice?
Why, when the 9-11 terrorist act which was allegedly caused by
government's intelligence failures, is our government response to attack
our civil liberties?
Why were all these police state measures sitting on the shelf in Washington
when the 9-11 attack occured? Was this attack used as an excuse to grab
constitutional power, as the Reichstag fire was for Hitler?
Why have more than 250 counties and municipalities in 28 states, plus 2
entire states, representing 43 million Americans, passed resolutions condemning
the Patriot Act, and/or forbidding local law enforcement from cooperating with
the Bush administration's attack on the Bill of Rights?
Do you find it refreshing and hopeful that there are 43 million Americans who
recognize tyranny when they see it?
I do know that I, Bud Landry, fear my governments attack on the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights far more than I fear the terrorists.