Five Letters to the Editor were written in response to Shredding our Civil Liberties, a column written by Florida Today editor John Glisch.
Four of the five sided with President Bush, citing the loss of civil liberties is the price of war.
Only one sided with the columnist, indicating Glisch stood–and is fighting for–the Bill of Rights.
The column–impressively liberal coming from right-to-the-right Brevard County–discusses the trampling of the Fourth Amendment and our rights as citizens right along with it.
The White House has been trampling these sacred civil liberties since 9/11 with its secret warrantless wiretapping program, which allows the National Security Agency to sweep up information on countless innocent Americans while searching for terrorists.
The Founding Fathers understood the danger of concentrating power in one person, which is why they gave independent judicial oversight a central role in the Constitution’s checks and balances. Checks and balances arrogantly dismissed by a White House that peddles fear and intimidation, and members of Congress of both parties more concerned about reelection than honoring the laws of the land.
You’ve been warned.
Is that what it’s going to take…fighting fear of terrorism through the use of fear of the loss of civil liberties? Judging by the written responses, many citizens appear ready to hand over the freedoms enjoyed by Americans.
How do we deprogram this country from the thinking of Bush?
***crossposted from the Florida Progressive Coalition***