Just wondering... when was the last piece of legislation passed which increased civil liberties and freedoms?
Now, it could just be that all the coverage goes to rights restrictions (especially in my particular blend of information sources), and there's a heap of good legislation being passed in the background, but I don't think that's the case.
"People forget the terrorist idea is to make us feel unsafe and destabilize society to make way for their revolution. Unless you understand the objective of their tactics, you'll never understand their tactics at all."
That statement seems more applicable to the government at the moment.