John Gilmore has sued John Ashcroft to discern the constitutionality of secret laws requiring us to provide ID to travel. This is one of the most important suits to have developed in the wake of the terror attacks 3 years ago. I am a firm believer in the notion that the United States must not sacrifice those elements of its society and structure that define it as American lest the terrorists accomplish their goals. "Destruction of America" is not limited to the collapse of the nation or death of all citizens. When we no longer protect the freedoms and as citizens are not able to live the lives we used to cherish, we would be vanquished.
Security is essential, no doubt about it. But security is never absolute; it is always a tradeoff. I for one would not trade away the aspects of America that make it so wonderful for anything. Many of the measures introduced as security really don't accomplish all that much as far as make us safer and some of them step beyond the line in preserving life for Americans.
Take 5 minutes and click that link and read the first couple pages. It is short and easy to read and does an excellent job of explaining his position. This is a vital issue to the future of our country and I am behind Gilmore all the way.Posted by Nutrimentia at August 17, 2004 03:26 PM | TrackBack