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  •  This ain't exactly the home of the brave any more (5+ / 0-)

    Both Houses , and whoever is president, almost always act in a bipartisan manner when it comes to the issue of increasing actual governmental power over the lives of people within and outside US borders. There is broad support for any kind of spying on the American people, for draconian punishment of anyone who might be a terrorist, and for military attacks on people in countries where terrorists maybe,may, might possibly originate. Passing CISPA or the Senate equivalent fits this pattern.

    Simple fear is the motivation. Nearly everyone in DC, and most of the voters who elected them, respond in the same way when they think somebody is out there in the dark who wants to kill them.  It's like 2nd amendment madness on a national scale. Too many of us Americans seem to think that there's always some scary guy about to break into our nice little houses.

    9-11 was a terrible day. I was in New York a few blocks north when it happened. But simply increasing airport and airplane security resolved that threat long ago. There really isn't any reason to be scared out of minds by supposed terrorists lurking under our beds. But try telling that to your neighbors and co-workers.

    If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks. -Frederick the Great

    by Valatius on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 04:13:42 AM PDT

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