The article "Independence Day Blues" by Philip Giraldo of Opednews posted here or below makes some startling points to ponder concerning the eradication of the nation's civil liberties and due process hallmarks of our nation. I agree with some of the author's points but not all. I believe part of our past 9/11 constitutionally eviscerating legislation a necessary evil but will spare you a dig deep into the weeds to illuminate that point.
Suffice it to say there are those who internationally and nationally want to do us great harm and, worse, nuclear, chemical or biological materials disseminated in guerrilla-like fashion could be in the mix.
As usual, though, whether it is the relaxation of social mores of the late 1960's or the electorate's free pass given to power after 9/11, our people and our government have gone, in my opinion, haywire. The government with electoral acquiescence is in some cases compromising and/or eliminating the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Constitutional Amendments. It can do so, now, if it wanted, with impunity even to us.
I especially hope, however, at the end of the article when the author calls the president an "empty suit" he is especially NOT correct. That would be my greatest noir moment because I have given my full faith and credit to the 2008 and 2012 election of him!