It seems majority support for civil liberties may be rooted in increasing resignation about terrorism. The Time/CNN poll finds that only 32 percent of Americans believe the US can prevent all major attacks — which is down from 2011. Meanwhile, only 27 percent say they won’t attend a major event because of the bombings. Yet concern over civil liberties has grown. A plurality of 49 percent — a new high – say they wouldn’t trade civil liberties for security. The effort by Graham and McCain to recreate those glorious post-9/11 anti-civil liberties atmospherics in the wake of the Boston bombings seems to have flopped.
I wonder what percentage of those 27% believe that we must do whatever it takes to make sure “the terrorists don’t win”?
This is encouraging. I wonder if it would be different under a republican president…That being said, I won’t shoot a gift horse in the mouth…
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‘Slap Me’ by Kill Paris
I’ve been addicted to this ever since I rediscovered this EP after DLing it from the OWSLA NEST!