I believe that one of the things that makes the USA great is the Bill of Rights. More to the point, I think the Bill of Rights is one of a very few things that makes the United States *worth* protecting. Freedom from unreasonable search (4th amendment) is one of those rights which I consider important.
I believe that finding and catching terrorists is important, but not as important as preserving the fundamental character of our nation. I agree with Ben Franklin: They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Would we seek to root out terrorists at the expense of who we are? I believe that the ends do *not* justify the means. However strong my fear might be, my hope and pride for my nation is greater.
If you share this belief, feel free to copy this, or post something of your own. If you feel strongly about it, call your congressmen and tell them, or send a postcard.