Leaving his closed-door meeting with the House GOP caucus, Bush said he "reminded them that the most important job of government is to protect the homeland."
Miene Fatherland Uber Alles? I don't think so. If I recall correctly neither Bush nor any other members of the US Government swore an oath to protect the "Homeland". No, the Oaths they all swore were about protecting and defending the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic. You see it was set up that way because that is what really matters. People die, buildings burn, but liberty is worth the price.
It goes back to the old saying "It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees". Patrick Henry said it with perfect simplicity, "Give me liberty or give me death!" I have often paraphrased it like this, "If the price I have to pay for my children to be free, is the possibility that the guy next to me on a plane or bus might blow up and kill me? Deal! No problem. You got it. If it happens, I die free. Oh yeah, and it beats the hell outta cancer!"
Someone needs to remind our devoted representatives that the most important job of our government is protecting and defending the Freedom that cherish. Would you give your life to secure that freedom for your children? Or would you sell your children into slavery for the false sense of security given to you by your new masters?