It has been said that “war is the great friend of the state.” During times of war, an overwhelmed citizenry invariably turns to its government for protection from threatening forces, both seen and unseen. Americans are no exception to the rule. Since the inception of the republic, times of crisis or war have nearly always resulted in an escalation of government power. As the government takes power from the people, it claims that these powers will revert to the people after the war or crisis comes to an end. Unfortunately, history has shown that it is exponentially harder to wrench power away from the government than it is to give it power in the first place.