jpete wrote:So the government has to strip our rights to protect our rights?
It's a theme thing. They also had to abandon capitalism ( a trite euphemism for abolishing it) in order to save it.
They also abandoned our right to protest, though (so far at least) only wherever Secret Service agents may be in the vicinity. 1st Amendment be damned.
They also have abandoned our absolute right as citizens to council and a speedy trial, though only if someone "suspects" us of being terrorists (for now). 6th Amendment be damned.
It's becoming clear that as citizens we have no rights, only privileges. And they are starting to be revoked.