Despite fearful rhetoric to the contrary, terrorism is not a
transcendent threat. A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy a
country’s way of life; it’s only our reaction to that attack that
can do that kind of damage. The more we undermine our own laws,
the more we convert our buildings into fortresses, the more we
reduce the freedoms and liberties at the foundation of our
societies, the more we’re doing the terrorists’ job for them.
My thoughts exactly.