Saturday, March 25, 2006

Senator Russ Feingold (Congressional Record 10/11/01):


There is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be
easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country where the police
were allowed to search your home at any time for any reason; if we
lived in a country where the government was entitled to open your mail,
eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email
communications; if we lived in a country where people could be held in
jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere
suspicion that they were up to no good, the government would probably
discover and arrest more terrorists, or would be terrorists, just as it
would find more lawbreakers generally. But that would not be a country
in which we would want to live, and it would not be a country for which
we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In
short, that country would not be America.

~He tried to warn us~

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