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How did the terrorists get here in the first place?

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Submitted by Russ (United States), Jun 7, 2004 at 17:42

I support a war on terror, but I also oppose the unconstitutional "Patriot" Act.

The President and congress swear to enforce our laws and defend our Constitution, not subvert them. Instead they subvert our immigration laws, our Border Patrol, our armed pilot laws, our Constitution.

How did the terrorists get here in the first place? German saboteurs in WWII had to sneak in on a submarine. Today's terrorists saunter in easy peasy, since today's politicos would rather treat all Americans as suspects than go back to having borders.

Sane immigration policy would've prevented 9/11. Armed pilots would've prevented 9/11. Subverting immigration laws so terrorists can saunter across the border probably guarantees terrorist attack. Subverting armed pilot laws perpetuates hijack risk.

With borders wide open and pilots disarmed, the only way America can have a semblance of security is to treat all Americans as suspects. Roll over for another big expansion of the Police State, further degrade privacy and the Constitution. Better than nothing, if you don't mind the end result being a police state. "Patriot" Act. How is it patriotic to gut the Constitution one is sworn to defend? Homeland Security?

Why was no one of significance fired over 9/11? A prime question for a commission ... but clearly being shirked. Those whose policies squelched investigation of terrorist activity that was obvious even to civilians like me are still in policy making and enforcement positions. Why? Because the chain of responsibility goes too high and wide, leading to other questions? Such as: why our borders are still wide open in a "war on terror"... Why politicos from both parties still thwart our will, subvert our laws, push amnesties for illegal aliens?
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