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November 02, 2005

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beatroot

But what are the 'steps' that they are taking? It's going to be more authoritarian laws that undermine the very thing that these cranks want to unermine - western valiues of freedom, reason, and all that other Enlightenment stuff. It is no good Bush and Blair saying that 'they will never force us to change our values', and then in the next 'step' change our values.

Bill Rice

Beatroot,

I understand that frustration that we who enjoy liberty feel when our liberty is infringed on. However, the counter argument to that is that we are losing our fellow countrymen to bomb blasts in NY, DC, London, Bali, Madrid, etc. because of our historically tolerant laws.

Given that the world is more global and radical Islam seeks the outright destruction of our way of life as well as our lives, what is the alternative? If I have to lose a few of my freedoms, say in how easy it is for the government to get a court order to listen in on my mobile phone conversation or review my email, I will gladly give up those freedoms to hopefully save the lives of those who will be lost on street corners, dance clubs and parks around the world.

Is there a third way?

Kind regards,

Bill Rice
Dawn's Early Light

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