You bet I am, our Country does a wonderful job! :) Wonderful take!
Very clever! I'm not sure I quite agree with it though but that's just one person's opinion.
I'm very conflicted over this. It is a proven fact when we start giving up liberties in the guise of the public good, we are on a slippery slope. Granted, we have been kept safe from foreign attacks since 9/11. But the language in this law is very scary. Just as scary as some of the newest things that are happening on the National level even as we speak. But the question is: Are we now more safe than we were. I think it only takes a moment in time to change history. And that moment could be right around the corner. Yet, I believe our demise will come from within (like Rome) instead of from without. We will wake one morning and life as we know it will be gone.
I can't say it any better than Iona did, but your photo is a perfect capture for the theme!
I've hated the name of this department ever since it was created ... and don't get me started on the mess Mr. Bush and his cohorts got us into, and the deplorable state our politicians have created for us. So I guess that means your post is quite successful, having stirred up such emotion!! :)
What do you think?