The latest dispatch from libertarian correspondent Mike Sylvester:
It is hard to believe that four years have passed since the Twin Towers were destroyed by terrorists.
The federal government has spent countless billions of dollars on various programs to protect this country. Do you feel safer? I do not feel safer, not one bit.
The federal government has spent billions on aviation security. I think that we needed to make some changes to airline security. That being said, the GAO has released a report stating that our aviation system is NOT safer today than it was four years ago. Imagine that; we spend billions, and all that happens is that we create a large, ineffective government bureaucracy.
We have spent countless billions on a brand-new Homeland Security Department. According to the Pew Foundation, more illegal immigrants have entered this country each and every year since 9/11/2001. Homeland Security has done nothing to protect the borders of this country. The federal government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to prepare for a terrorist attack. I feel that they are wasting my money, and I do not feel safer today then I did four years ago.
How do you feel?