Re: More Terrifying than the Patriot Act

2003-11-12 12:00:00

A reader wrote:
I have concerns over this idea, JJ.

The logic here seems to be that because this law won't affect you then you shouldn't be concerned with it.

That wasn't the intended logic.

Instead it is this.

Any law effecting millions of people will have injustice of some kind effecting innocent people as it is enforced.

But if the Patriot Act creates less injustice and pain than speeding tickets for the whole then why are people so upset about it to the point of marching in the streets and then lay down and let traffic cops inflict a hundred times the injustice?

There has been a lot of hype connected with the Patriot Act, but very little injustice. The handful that has occurred has been strongly hyped by the press. If the same exposure were used toward traffic ticket injustice we would think we were living in the most oppressive country in history.

The other point to consider is that the Patriot Act just might have prevented another 911 where there has been very little benefit for the public from traffic tickets.

This is just considering one of my ten points.