"There are big problems, however, with that wait-and-see attitude. One problem is that if circumstances present themselves in which the military is rounding up American 'terrorists' and torturing and executing them, the environment of crisis and fear will inevitably silence the populace. In other words, it will be too late to protest because it will be too dangerous to protest. Another problem is that by the time any protests proved to be effective, lots of Americans will have already been tortured and executed." Essay by Jacob Hornberger.