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On September 20, 2001 at the National Press Club in Washington, more than 150 organizations, 300 law professors, and 40 computer scientists expressed support for the following declaration: 


1.On September 11, 2001 thousands of people lost their lives in a
  brutal assault on the American people and the American form of
  government. We mourn the loss of these innocent lives and insist
  that those who perpetrated these acts be held accountable.

2.This tragedy requires all Americans to examine carefully the
  steps our country may now take to reduce the risk of future
  terrorist attacks.

3.We need to consider proposals calmly and deliberately with a
  determination not to erode the liberties and freedoms that are at
  the core of the American way of life.

4.We need to ensure that actions by our government uphold the
  principles of a democratic society, accountable government and
  international law, and that all decisions are taken in a manner
  consistent with the Constitution.

5.We can, as we have in the past, in times of war and of peace,
  reconcile the requirements of security with the demands of

6.We should resist the temptation to enact proposals in the
  mistaken belief that anything that may be called anti-terrorist will
  necessarily provide greater security.

7.We should resist efforts to target people because of their race,
  religion, ethnic background or appearance, including immigrants
  in general, Arab Americans and Muslims.

8.We affirm the right of peaceful dissent, protected by the First
  Amendment, now, when it is most at risk.

9.We should applaud our political leaders in the days ahead who
  have the courage to say that our freedoms should not be limited.

10.We must have faith in our democratic system and our
   Constitution, and in our ability to protect at the same time both
  the freedom and the security of all Americans.

Dr. phil. Georg Schöfbänker  schoefbaenker -!
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