Good question: security or freedom?
This gives me pause. . . as I have been pondering this problem lately. The grand experiment which is the United States was built on personal rights for all written in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution. . . . . freedom of religion, speech, press, to assemble and to have personal privacy.
After 9/11 , the country was united in the desire of “Never Again” and there was not much questioning as to how that security was accomplished. But as the years have past and news and experiences of NSA spying on the nation and the world, control of the internet, airport searches and indignities at the airports, and prisoner enhanced interrogation; Americans, including me, are questioning our freedoms, security and the methods used to establish both.
This week in the world’s largest democracy where there is understandably obsessed with security has further fueled my thoughts. Information was…
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