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THOMPSON: Freedom's Just Another Word for Everything to Lose

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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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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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