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Sacrifices of Security - 7.15.03
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Airport Security
USA Patriot Act
Law enforcement officers should never be allowed to stop someone simply because of the color of their skin OR the country they were born. What happened to the land of the free? We cannot keep compromising our Constitution.
I hate to fly but it makes me feel safer knowing there may be an armed Air Marshall in the seat next to me. If I knew my pilot had a gun as well, I would be even more secure knowing there was a last line of defense against terror.
I support our government 100 percent in the war on terror. There are many laws that need to be updated if we are to have any chance of stopping terrorsits before they strike again.
- Stephen, Hartford, CT
- Judy, Portland, OR
- Nick, Lansing, MI
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About the Series

Flashpoints USA with Bryant Gumbel and Gwen Ifill is an innovative public affairs series from PBS that brings together both compelling examinations of critical issues and a dynamic pairing of two of the most respected names in journalism.

Television Poll
The Flashpoints USA poll was conducted by the American Research Group to gauge public opinion on issues of security in the post-9/11 world. The results are based on 1,100 completed interviews among a random sample of adults living in the continental United States. See the results of the poll.
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