What makes me apprehensive about the conservative slant of the Supreme Courts rulings for the past decade is that as we continue to move towards a stronger police state and because of the war on drugs and the war on terror, our civil liberties have been steadily eroded due to this vague need for absolute safety. I appreciate that being law enforcement is dangerous and a very courageous line of work but their civil liberties are at stake as well. Being arrested is becoming very common with the protests against various social and economic issues and those protesters being subjected to spurious strip searches for exercising free speech is a misuse of power and authority.
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