Recent poll shows we are in an uphill battleSubmitted by tfichter on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 11:32
Saw an interview on Fox News this morning with a former CIA covert ops officer talking about how the US has stayed safe since 9/11. He made two interesting observations: One of the best decisions right after 9/11 was to go in to Afghanistan and go after Al Qaeda right away, and one of the worst decisions was to be nation building in Afghanistan instead of pulling out.
However, the part of the interview that blew me away was when they showed a recent AP poll that said that 64% of those polled believe it is sometimes necessary to sacrifice our rights and freedoms to fight terrorism.
If 2/3rds of Americans are willing to sacrifice freedom on the altar of security, we are fighting an uphill battle for the hearts and minds of America. We will need at least 50% who would never sacrifice their rights and freedoms if we expect Ron Paul to have a fighting chance of winning this election.
You can see the interview here: