What Price Liberty?
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) keeps a running counter of the number of people considered to be potential terrorists, it is up to one million people now ! This is really depressing. If we all wanted lives completely free of harm we would never leave the house. Or maybe this is what the Nanny-state wants for us, to be docile, infantile, unquestionining tax-serfs. Fear is not a play thing.
Plus the Department of Homeland Security also offers immigration possibility rewards for people to inform on others, as well as does our Department of State offer monetary rewards to informants. What really is the difference between this and the East German secret police, besides in the level of pervasiveness?