Editor,I have a confession to make; I used to be a conspiracy theorist. I started to follow politics and current events after the 9/11 attacks. I was appalled and frightened of all the things my government was doing under the Bush administration. I was convinced that it was the end of freedom, liberty, and our democracy. I compared President Bush to Hitler, and I believed the U.S. was soon to become a fascist, Nazi-like dictatorship. Obviously that reality never materialized. I feel silly for believing all those things, and I feel ashamed for succumbing to Godwin's Law.