Since 9/11 every tin-pot tyrant in this country has used the threat of terrorism to seize power from the American people. From Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney and his hand puppet Bush to John “Lord High Inquisitor” Roberts, the rights of the people have been trashed as the Constitution is shredded. I have no doubt that Jefferson and the boys are somewhere pulling their powdered wigs apart out of sheer rage and frustration. From the Patriot Act of dubious Constitutional authority and questionable merit to the FISA court that is said to govern domestic surveillance – in and of itself a suspicious activity; from the clandestine functioning of the NSA to the United States Supreme Court which apparently has no relationship to the American people other than to collect our tax dollars to pay their lucrative salaries, we are being protected at the expense of our rights and a growing threat to our freedom. We have been told loudly and often that the terrorist, including those who brought down the planes on that horrible day some twelve years ago, are waging a war to destroy both of these values. Seems to me they have already won.