Tuesday, August 03, 2004

---------------Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press


Celebrate Freedom....
Provided You've Gone Through the Metal Detector

The Statue of Liberty--or at least the pedestal--reopened today under tight security. This proud symbol of America's freedom had been closed since the 9/11 attacks three years ago. Among the various dignitaries on hand was New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. He sought to encourage visitors to come to the Big Apple by saying "To stay home and lock our doors is what the terrorists want."

I agree that hiding behind locked doors is no way to live. But is hiding behind jersey barriers, heavily armed guards, and bomb sniffing dogs any better?

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