Monday, December 1, 2008

I know I don't like this.

Intelligence agencies predict that we'll see a nuclear terrorist attack within the next five years or so.

I agree. I agree that preventing this from happening is, or should be, a huge priority for the incoming administration. However.

This scares me. Having 20,000 troops stationed inside the United States for "homeland security" scares the bejesus out of me.

The government--no matter who's running it--has taken more and more power unto itself in the last couple of decades. Though there are those of us who believe that the government has, and has had since before WWII, too much power. There are those of us who speak against it. And there will be those of us who fear what the government--a government which has increasingly ignored the Constitution and Bill of Rights--might wish to do, and might decide to do, with the troops in country. And should the government choose to use the troops to silence opposition, there is nothing any civilian, or group of civilians, could do against the most superbly trained fighting force in the world.

"Homeland security" indeed.

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