Well, it happened again. Details are still sketchy but we know that somebody detonated some bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Some people are dead and many more are injured. We don’t yet know who is responsible or what their motives were. Whatever the motives this is another case of terrorism.
The United States has seen terrorism before today and we’ll see it again in the future. While we can take precautions we can’t make life 100% safe. Terrorists aren’t picky about who they kill. Any place where people gather is a potential target. Killing is a matter of will, not technology.
The one thing we should never do is trade our freedom for the illusion of safety. If we do, the terrorists win.
I don’t know about you but the Patriot Act and the TSA grope-a-thons sure didn’t make me feel any safer.