[TriLUG] What really scares me about this terrorist situation
Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:26:14 -0400
First of all, before saying anything else, let me say that my thoughts and
prayers are with the families of the people who died today, and with
the emergency workers who are out there risking their lives. I've been a
firefighter for most of the last 14-15 years, and I'm extremely dismayed to
read that 200+ firefighters are reported missing around the WTC incident.
The flipside of this whole incident though, is summed up very nicely by
this message that I c/p'd from slashdot. This guy basically is saying
exactly what I was thinking
****** begin c/p ****
Real Tragedy yet to come (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 11, @12:00pm( #2278842)
As horrible as this is, the real
tragedy is yet to come.
The death toll today will
probably be less than an average
year's traffic accidents.
Horrible to be sure, but soon to
be announced attack on American
freedom by its politicians will
be worse. Expect our politicians
in general and the corrupt NY
Senators in particular, to start
pushing for more "gun control",
face scanning, restrictions on
encryption, national ID cards,
as part of "anti terrorist"
measures. "Something MUST be
done", they will cry. Look at
toll of socialist history to see
tragedy that eclipses what was
done today. Airlines are already
testing biometric ID databases
for enhanced security and
expedited check in.
Today is bad news for several
***** end c/p *****
That's what scares me. Read the
Ben Franklin quote in my sig,
and you'll see where I'm coming
from. Freedom is going to
become a thing of the past.
Those who are willing to sacrifice essential liberties for a little order,
will lose both and deserve neither. - Benjamin Franklin
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.
Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can
exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their
revolutionary right to overthrow it. - Abraham Lincoln
No citizen shall be denied the right to bear arms, if as a last resort, to
protect themselves from tyranny in Government. - Thomas Jefferson