Have been contemplating a post about this for a little while. Today I was prompted to act from a post by American Mercenary The post is short story that quite abruptly shows how far things could come.
They tell us all its in the name of protecting us against terrorism. That may be true, or it may be that the government took advantage of the situation to get greater details of any individual they want. Ultimately it removes our right to privacy.
My issue here has two points. (1) I never voted on or agreed to any changes that have been applied to my rights, and (2) That the terrorists have won a victory, because they have altered the way in which we live forever.
The other issue that is scary is when labeling a group as terrorists. Case in point are the former Tamil Tigers. Yes they used suicide bombers, yes they attacked civilians. But so did the the government. The Government are under duress to hand people over for war crimes. So why wasn't the government labeled a terrorist organization? The situation has left many Tamils with no home and no hope of getting a new home because of the label of terrorist.
My fear is that we have taken a large step onto the slippery slope. Justifying changes to your rights in the name of terrorism is an extremely frightening precedent. Whats to stop further inroads to our rights. Another attack more rights removed ?
I just want to know what happened to Freedom & Justice, both seem to have been lost in this war, and I wonder will we ever see them back again.
It must be hard fighting for a country when the values you hold dear are being removed behind our backs.