I also agree these terrorists are all about symbolism - I was watching some talking head last night saying even though the NY car bomb plot a few years ago didn't work and the guy was caught, it was deemed a success at getting as far as he did.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
To be honest I don't even care anymore. There have been so many power abuses and erosions of trust since 2001 that anytime the government says there is a threat I am not bothered.
If I'm going to die, then I'm going to die. I would rather die free than have to deal with hysteria, removal of rights, and security measures that don't seem to be working anyway.