I just got my new copy of National Review in the mail, and while there isn't an online link to this piece, there's a great item by Mark Steyn on how, considering all the was government failed to prevent 9/11, more government isn't necessarily the answer:
"Th commercial airliner is an Al Gore dream. There is no smoking. THere is 100% gun control. You are obliged by law to do everything the cabin crew tells you to do, and if you don't there'll be officers waiting to arrest you when the plane lands. The justification for all this was the usual one - that in return for surrendering individual liberties, we'll all be collectively better off. On September 11, the FAA failed spectacularly to honor their end of the bargain -- as the terrorists know they would.
"And how's the FAA reacting? With more of the same kind of trivial, obtrusive, useless regulations that give you the comforting illusion that if they're regulating you, they must be regulating all the bad guys as well."
I thought this hit the nose on the head.