Were we to cover the United States with jails, giving each of us a cell that we never left, we would all be much safer. Bush's policies were a step in that direction. The thing they forgot is that safety isn't the only thing that matters.
It's been quoted many times in the last eight years, but, dammit, it's true:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. —Benjamin Franklin
Why are people still arguing about this? Isn't this still the United States, the country founded on the concept of liberty? Stop it!