Far more people die in car accidents, for example, than terrorism. The level of fear is totally out of sync with the actual risks. I think of it this way - Just about seventy five years ago our grandfathers went to war against the Nazis. Many of them, I imagine were frightened. Sixty million people were killed, so they had good reason to be. But they were fighting for freedom, so they knew it was worth it. We want to give away that hard fought freedom because we are scarred of terrorism - but only 2,300 Americans have been killed from terrorism in fifty years!
And the icing the on the cake? The last ten years aren't even the worst years of terrorism - it was worse in the early 90s.
To give up the freedoms our grandparents fought for under such an enervated threat is cowardly. Our grand parents would be ashamed.