This is a sad day. I fear it’s only the beginning of our loss of liberties, however.
The Bill of Rights is all about assuming some risk in return for liberty, without which we are not America. Congress plainly would rather abandon the Bill of Rights than take the chance of being blamed when the next terror attacks occur.
I have great faith that the vast majority of police are honest and honorable. But there will inevitably be some who use these new powers in abusive ways. Who watches the watchers? Who polices the police? No one, it seems. Is this really the America we want?