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April 24, 2018

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Limited Liberty Post 9/11
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Restrict the right to an attorney and allow FBI surveillance without probable cause and some say you’ve stripped America of its constitutional moorings. But the Justice Department has proposed these and other measures in the name of “homeland security.” In the year since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Attorney General Ashcroft has said that fighting the war on terrorism requires extraordinary changes in the way the U. S. government treats those suspected of certain crimes and the manner in which intelligence agencies gather and share information. Civil liberties activists charge that all this is more about government seizing power than giving citizens additional protection.

Anthony D. Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Prior to that he served as the Director of Human Rights and International Cooperation at the Ford Foundation. He is a graduate of Stanford University Law School and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs.

David B. Rivkin Jr. is a partner at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. He served in the Reagan administration in the Office of then Vice President George Bush as Legal Advisor to the Counsel to the President and as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy Development, U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as the Special Assistant for Domestic Policy in the Bush Administration to then Vice President Dan Quayle. Rivkin also was Assistant Executive Director and Counsel of the President=s Council on Competitiveness at the White House during the Bush Adminstration and as Associate General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Energy in 1990-91.

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"Liberty is the air that we Americans breathe. Our government is based on the belief that a people can be both strong and free, that civilized men need no restraint but that imposed by themselves against the abuse of freedom."

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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