Hmm. He often makes me think -- The Price of Freedom - If the Patriot Act took our liberties away, would we notice? By Michael Kinsley
As it happens, this is a topic I have been having an ongoing dialogue over with RDK. A hypothetical question posed was as follows, "Were 2004 elections canceled tomorrow, will there actually be any serious kind of unrest/revolt until elections are reinstated?" One has to hope that the answer is "yes", and yet a bit of doubt lingers.
As for ACLU -- indeed, we have become complacent that they will question any government policy that might curb our freedoms. More on that later.