Thinking about the lockdown after the Boston bombing...
Would you rather the government protect your safety or your liberty?
It didn't seem disturbing at the time, when they told everyone to lock their doors and stay inside but actually...people are murdered all the time. There are dangerous people all over this country, people commit heinous acts of violence every single day and we move freely about the country.
Do we really want to live in a country that institutes Marshall law at the drop of a hat? How "safe" do we expect them to keep us? Are we really so afraid that we're willing to like in a police state, even if it's only occasionally?