I most certainly understand that we are at war. I also understand that the freedoms afforded to all of us in the Constitution were meant specifically for times like these. Our freedoms were carved out during times of strife by people who were facing brutal injustices, and were intended specifically so that this nation would behave differently in such times. If our freedoms crumble exactly when they are needed most, then they were really never freedoms at all.
Isn’t it fun what happens when you go out for dinner and a show? And I hear the USA PATRIOT Act is going to become permanent. Hooray! We are at war, after all.