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the erosion of American Civil Liberties
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This community is for the discussion of the steady reduction of American privacy and civil liberties, which has become markedly more pronounced following the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.

For an overview of some of these abridgments, click HERE.

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."- John Philpot Curran

"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it." -George Santayana, The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress 82

"Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed." -Bruce Springsteen, "War," Live 1975-85

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar." -attributed to Julius Caesar

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