for the record, i do hope my opinion is wrong but i know in my heart it isnt.
ok fair enough you can stand up to the government.. what exactly does that mean? protest till your blue in the face? the sad fact is there would be nothing we could really do to stop any decision our governments make. not really. this has been shown in various ways over the past 10 years including bush's complete disregard for the constitution (you mentioned about people being detained for no real reason then what about all the men who were falsely imprisoned as terrorists. held with no charge. not enough cared because there may have been a chance of them being a threat. much the same as the situation i described) and obama's continuation of that.