Well that’s just it...how much security do you want and safety from government overreach? As I’ve said, nobody likes to be frisked. I didn’t like being frisked at the London airport, and I didn’t like the far less intrusive one at the concert. But I understand the need for public safety. However, like I stated, the constitution is not a suicide pact. If the police were stopping and frisking people at random in my community (which has an extremely low crime rate,) I’d be upset. But we don’t have a high crime rate. If the NYC SAF had not lowered the murder rate, I’d protest that as well. But the policy in NBC has dramatically lowered the rate. Again the constitution is not a suicide pact.
To my perspective, we now favor the rights of the criminal over the rights of the honest citizen, encouraging the actions of the first, while encouraging the control of the latter.
To me, this equation always comes up with the wrong answer.
The Constitution isn't a suicide pact, but the above equation is.
Sin attracts evil. The more we allow, the more we attract, the more we have.