A Not-So-Sweet Land Of Liberty
On the State of Freedom in America
As we approach the 240th anniversary of America’s independence from Britain, it’s worth asking: are Americans still living in “the land of the free?”
This goes well beyond “jumping the shark” — there is no technology that can be developed that government’s cannot make illegal.
The tide has been running against surveillance opponents for 16 years with no end in sight. Two years ago, the Congress passed the USA Freedom Act, which actually made the government’s ability to…
What’s missing from this piece is any mention of the true underlying problem: taking government claims of a need for a certain capability at face value.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. government intelligence and law enforcement officials, with a lot of help from House and Senate members on both sides of the aisle…