Stephen Green links that the diminished liberties Congress enacted in an overreaction to the 9/11 attacks are about to be made permanent. As I noted in his Comments section, I don’t understand why more people aren’t upset about this. I still resent being forced to be searched by government agents in order to fly on an airplane despite the total absence of reasonable suspicion, let alone probable cause.

I understand that there are tradeoffs between liberty and security, but it seems like we’re not getting much added security in this deal.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.