As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, officials in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are warning us that there's a heightened threat of Islamist terrorist attacks. CNN is reporting that law enforcement officials believe that the Islamist threat is "the highest in years." CIA deputy director turned CBS security analyst Michael Morrell declared, "I wouldn't be surprised if we're sitting here a week from today talking about an attack over the weekend in the United States. That's how serious this is." Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey shows that your chances of drowning while taking a bath are higher than you being killed in terrorist attack. On the other hand, your civil liberties are at grave risk.
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