A new Reason-Rupe poll, discussed in these two posts, reveals some interesting results: http://reason.com/blog/2011/09/01/reason-rupe-sept-11-anniversar http://reason.com/blog/2011/09/01/americans-believe-that-benefit High level summary: 55% of Americans polled believe that we've given up too much liberty and privacy in the name of security ... but 81% say that today's security measures are inconvenient, but generally worth it. This means that, mathematically, some of those people in the 81% believe security measures are generally worth it, but that we've given up too much liberty and privacy in return. Whaaat? Cognitive dissonance, hello ... While this poll does show the sheeple result, it does still show some core beliefs in the civil liberty values that animate our activity here at TUG (as well as concerns about privacy and surveillance more generally, a concern that is top of my mind). I propose that we coordinate a Congressional, presidential, airline letter-writing campaign over the next week to commemorate the 9-11 anniversary, making sure to acquaint our correspondents with the results of this poll. Since Celtic Whisper is the rhetoric whisperer, he may have some language in the arsenal already, and I'd be glad to help.