US: Security 'experts' now propose military checkpoints at shopping malls, churches, and schools.
After the death of Osama bin Laden, we're continuing to hear the old Bush administration mantra of "Americans are safer, but not yet safe." Now, security experts are suggesting checkpoints may be necessary outside of "soft" targets - your churches, schools, shopping centers, etc
(This isn't the first time security "experts" have suggested such checkpoints.)
Security consultant David Boehm said the future could include security check points entering all soft targets - like your local department store. Boehm said even with a police presence, the areas are vulnerable.
"The reason they're called ‘soft' is because it's so easily accessible to anyone. There has to be security checks for the safety of all people," Broehm said.
The article wraps up by stating: "It's freedom, coming with an increasingly heavy price."
Turning America into a police state, while theoretically giving the appearance of "safety" (and certainly there would be more arrests to justify the continued police presence), is in reality turning our backs on what made America great.
With living in a free and open society, sometimes comes risk. I for one am not willing to surrender my freedom and liberty to live in a "security bubble."
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin