“I am not afraid”

I just signed one of the more worthwhile petitions I’ve seen in awhile — I am not afraid from Downsize DC:

I am not afraid of terrorism, and I want you to stop being afraid on my behalf. Please start scaling back the official government war on terror. Please replace it with a smaller, more focused anti-terrorist police effort in keeping with the rule of law. Please stop overreacting. I understand that it will not be possible to stop all terrorist acts. I am not afraid.

(No need to read the rambling tractatus above the actual petition, by the way.)

Also encouraging, the British government seems to be reaffirming a decision a year ago to stop using “war on terrorism” language.

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