A reader writes:
I hope you'll continue to blog about the many ways Americans have allowed their country to begin evolving into a police state. I fear it may already too late to rouse the outrage of the masses at the tremendous power grab we've seen starting with Bush and continuing under Obama, but I believe those of us who still value our civil liberties should at least try.
I backed Obama because I believed he wanted to roll some of this back. It increasingly appears that I was wrong. The 9/11 police state is with us. Obama is slowly legitimizing it, despite being elected to unwind it. This country is no longer as free as many others in the world - and unrecognizable compared with the free country I found in 1984. And it's getting less free every day. I expected this if Giuliani or McCain got elected. But Obama? Watching him continue their policies in so many ways is somehow even more painful.