The reasoning for these has proved false. The savings and loan, and the sub prime lending profits were not taken care of by the free market. Tax breaks for the rich have meant that children's health and middle class benefits like tuition helps must go unfunded while China buys our debit, and the dollar is devalued. Warrantless, hence unconstitutional (4th), wiretaps continue. There are now weapons in space, in the hands of the same people who have been threatening us with Armageddon (or so we hope- most U.S. Military bases have suffered breeches by "hacker" attack). An attack in the name of the War on Terror created the greatest training ground for terrorists, better than they could have made. Preemptive attacks have been used by Israel, Turkey, U.S., and Hitler. So much for protecting the peace.