Take this idea with you to a tea party: We’ve got a super-huge government spy network that collects Americans’ personal communications and has the power to search their homes and offices without a search warrant or notification. We’ve got two wars being fought in the name of anti-terrorism. We’ve got religious, political and ethnic profiling. We’ve got new walls along our borders, reminiscent of Communist-era structures. We’ve got ever-increasing airport paranoia, so that now our hands are being swabbed.
And what did all that do to stop today’s terrorist attack? Absolutely nothing.
Joseph Andrew Stack, an anti-government, anti-IRS, anti-tax personality who would have blended in well at Tea Party protests, intentionally flew his airplane into an office building in Austin that contained an IRS office.
What’s the point of all this Homeland Security stuff, when it doesn’t even protect people from terrorist attacks like this?