THOMPSON: Freedom's Just Another Word for Everything to LoseQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Freedom took a hit on that day, but it died on the operating table 45 days later on October 26 the day Congress passed, without reading, an onerous piece of legislation called the USA Patriot Act. While many Americans saw 9/11 as a national tragedy, others saw it as a golden political opportunity to run roughshod over the constitution and strip away the protections and freedoms that defined this country for the last 225 years.|
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