Remember Flight 93? Flight 93 happened because folks on cellphones spread the news of what was happening on 9/11 and saved the White House. We actually don't NEED Homeland Security, (which does nothing but burn amendments to the Constitution and money) as long as citizens have cellphones.
In an emergency, especially a terror attack, ( Even at Columbine and the Virginia Tech shootings.), citizens need to be about to communicate, since the police and state will be as useless and hidebound as ever.
Dumber than the drug war, this is.