Broken Record Alert

I’m only now discovering Spencer Ackerman’s 9/11/11 post.  More confirmation of my point that 9/11 only changed everything because we wanted it to:

…terrorism alone cannot do anything to the Constitution. Only Americans can damage the Constitution.

In case you haven’t noticed, hysteria is what the terrorists want. In fact, it’s the only win a decapitated, weakened al-Qaida can get these days. That’s how Osama bin Laden transforms from a cave-dwelling psycho into a world-historical figure — not because of what he was, but because of how we reacted to him.

As citizens in a democracy, it’s our responsibility to check the government from its excesses, and to stop adding fuel to the political fire.

For the above excerpt, I humbly award Ackerman a character tag.

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