” The leaders of the congressional intelligence committees say that the United States is not safer today than in recent years.”
They need more money and to curtail more of our liberty’s . It’s the same old story of government by fear . Create a crisis where none exists , then step in as the hero with non-existent solutions to non-existent problems .
” CNN’s Candy Crowley kicked off her sit-down interview, asking, “Are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago?”
“I don’t think so,” Feinstein replied. “
Give us a wee bit more of your rights and we promise we’ll make you safe … oh , and the check is in the mail .
” The recent uptick in terrorism reminds us of the need to remain vigilant. But it is also important to keep in mind long term trends. Below are two graphs generated by Cato’s new website, www.humanprogress.org, using Harvard University Professor Steven Pinker’s data. According to Pinker, there has been a sustained downward trend in deaths from terrorism.”
Seeing as the average American is four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to become a victim of terrorism we’d say that we are pretty safe overall , but that doesn’t stop the fear-mongering and pleas from the Statists for us to trust them a little more and relinquish a little more freedom in the name of that catch-all bugaboo … “public safety”