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Do you feel safer one year later?

Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, sweeping changes in security, covering nearly every aspect of American life, have been implemented. The new government Office of Homeland Security aims to centrally oversee the nation's safety. With all of these measures in place, do you believe America a safer place today than it was one year ago? Have new security measures made you feel more confident? In your opinion, how likely is another terrorist attack on US soil? Share your thoughts.

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I can't say that I feel safer -- or more vulnerable. I do know that I now have an awareness about my country that I did not have prior to September 11th. I remember traveling through Heathrow airport in the early 90's, and thinking to myself how unfortunate it was that there were so many British Military security guards posted throughout the airport. How lucky I felt to be an American, where I could travel with ease and without concern. Boy, was I naive... I will continue to travel and I will continue to live my life as best I can. I don't think it is reasonable to live the rest of my life in fear (isn't that what the terrorists want from us?) At the same time, I will never board a plane with the false sense of security that I once had. Life goes on, regardless of the political world around me. Like other individuals have stated here, Bin Laden and company will find the loophole and succeed in attacking regardless of any "security measure" put in place. Life is short -- live it to the fullest. You just don't know when your time is up.

Scott, Newburyport


If we did, you wouldn't be asking this question!!!!

Jason, Worcester


No, I dont not feel safer. It has forever changed my life. I think about what my children will encounter and it's scary. I do think there will be another attack, I trust our goverment is doing what they can, I just dont think it will be enough. Its hard to believe it was a year ago. God bless those in heaven and their families.

laurie, weymouth


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