Good roundup of the phone record story at Instapundit. He notes that an ABC poll shows Americans overwhelmingly support “the surveillance of telephone records an acceptable way for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats.”

I gotta say I’m in that camp. And I used to be a kneejerk critic of the smallest amount of government encroachment.

I’m not turning into Thomas Hobbes, but Sept. 11 certainly changed my outlook somewhat.

Come to think of it, I was much more concerned with civil liberties back when Clinton was president. Perhaps that explains where everyone stands on these civil liberties debates.