It would be interesting to hear some views on this matter! Ever since 9/11 it seems that Amercian citizens has pushed the government to an increasing level of control. This is seen in practice regarding freedom of speech, having the government able to monitor you, minute changes in how laws are interpreded, the Miranda right change and an overall slight shift of power from citizens to government. Also media seems to have turned into a point-of-view-machine rather than critically monitor the world, making the "little man" an easy target of both propaganda and renders him virtually unable to excess this freedom of speech. It doesn't appear to be a left/right issue since examples are vast ranging from t-shirts with christian text about homosexuals getting banned in school to arrested pacificts against war in the streets. Do you think there will be a going back? Or will this trend continue?