Originally Posted by DaytonIllini
+1 And I won't stand silently.
If our grandparents were told that we'd live in an America where the government can listen to our phone calls, read our emails, fly spy drones over our houses without warrants, track our movements with black boxes in cars, imprison us indefinitely without trial or access to legal counsel and EVEN have the executive try us in secret (without legislative or judicial oversight) in absentia and issue execution orders against us, they'd puke.
They'd wonder what kind of people we were to allow those rights that they fought for to be taken from us without a whimper.
If our grandparents had been told that we'd have people get into our country and fly planes into our buildings, go into movie theaters, malls, schools, etc., and randomly shoot innocent people including children aged 5-10 they'd wonder what the hell happened to the country they know.
See how this works?