I really can’t pass on mentioning today is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. I’d like to take this time to remember those who died in the attacks, those who fought the terrorists and prevented another plane from killing even more people, and mention a few things.
Since 9/11 security theatre has been ever expanding. The people in the government has used the attack to throw more and more personal rights away. Our representatives, senators, and presidents used this tragedy to strip more and more of our personal liberties in the name of “security.” Now don’t get me wrong I’m not a truther but I will freely admit our government’s reaction to the attacks has established nothing that could secure us from further attacks. Let’s look at what has happened since 9/11 shall we?
1. The passing of the PATRIOT Act.
2. The banning of most liquids on air planes.
3. The banning of carrying anything that could be construed as a potential sharp or pointy weapon. Except knitting needles of course.
4. Gitmo was used to place prisoners somewhere where they didn’t get a fair hearing and trial.
5. We now require United State’s citizens to have a passport before traveling to Canada.
6. The secret “no fly” list.
7. A bill presented to prevent people on the secret “no fly” list from purchasing firearms.
8. “Random” further interrogation by TSA agents simply because you’re a person of muslim decent or a randomly selected sucker used to show the TSA isn’t racially profiling.
9. Warrantless wiretapping.
10. Trying to get a system of national ID cards passed under the names of REAL ID and now PASS ID.
Really is this how we want to honor those who died in the attacks by destroying the thing this country once stood for above all else, liberty? Let’s remember and honor those who died 8 years ago today by voting out those who used those deaths to pass their personal agendas and repealing those laws that not only go against our constitution but against personal liberty as well.