Are you scared yet?

I’m scared.  But not of terrorism.  I’m scared of the Patriot Act and the Defense Authorization Act and all the other Acts and legislation that are slowly eroding our founding principles as well as our basic liberties and rights.

Blueprint for

“America is headed for a military dictatorship – and recent legislation makes this all but inevitable. Last September, Congress passed the Defense Authorization Act, which empowered the president to declare martial law with very little provocation, namely in the aftermath of a “terrorist attack or incident.” Having determined that “the execution of the laws” is hampered by the “incident,” the president can unilaterally impose martial law – without the consent of Congress, which need only be informed of the event “as soon as practicable.” The only condition attached instructs the president to report to Congress after 14 days, and every 14 days thereafter”