(cross-post from Charlie Mcdanger)
Our big dumb government "anonymously" leaked a report that there are terrorists among us (U.S. citizens even!), and the lapdog media duly licked its master's hand and played along with the fear-mongering.
This is a no-lose proposition for the government. If something bad happens on Sep. 11, they can say, "See? We told you so!" If nothing at all happens, they can take credit for being vigilant and protecting everyone.
I wonder, what exactly is everybody commemorating tomorrow? The day our government was issued infinite power over individual rights, and a blank check to go bombing?
Tomorrow will fill us to the brim with homages to America's indomitable spirit and tributes to our heroism and resilience; meanwhile the government will carry on fondling our wives and children, reading our email, and encouraging us to report one another.
Call it Osama Bin Laden Day, if you want to make a holiday out of it; any other interpretation is a delusion.
"The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness. They recognized the significance of man's spiritual nature, of his feelings and of his intellect . . . They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions, and their sensations. They conferred as against the government the right to be left alone -- the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men." -Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, 1928