How The Government Profits from Terrorism December 28, 2009

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

December 28, 2009

Only two things prevented Nigerian terrorist suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from destroying Northwest Airlines flight 253 over Detroit on Christmas Day. The first was a failed detonator. The second was quick, resolute action by passengers who subdued the would-be terrorist.

Since 9/11, the government ruling us has spent literally trillions of dollars in the name of fighting terrorism. Hundreds of billions have been spent on security screening procedures, yet Abdulmutallab ? who was known by the CIA and State Department to be a potential terrorist ? was able to board an international flight without luggage ? and without a passport.

Government is the only human enterprise that profits from failure. Accordingly, the government has already exploited its near-catastrophic failure to protect Northwest flight 253 by imposing new restrictions on passengers. It may use the incident as a pretext for expanding the military conflict overseas as well.

For us this means more expense, fewer liberties, and no increase in security.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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