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  •  I support SOME of Obama's policies. (5+ / 0-)

    I think the hyper-focus on terrorism has severely damaged our identity.  We live in fear--constantly.  Go around and talk to people and see how terrified they are.  And it's not just terrorism..people are just scared because of the culture of fear we've been living in for the past 10-15 years.

    Our overblown response to 9-11 had a lot to do with that.  Not Afghanistan--again I supported that.  But Iraq, and the Patriot Act, and our sacrifice of all of these consitutional rights.

    It's insanity.  I don't claim that terrorism isn't a PROBLEM--of course it is--but to use it to turn this country into the
    United States of CounterTerror--which is what we have done--is obscene.  Bush started it--but Obama has perpetuated it far more than I would have expected.

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