Friday, June 14, 2013

Steven Greenhut: NSA Scandal Separates Liberty Lovers from Poseurs

Steven Greenhut: NSA Scandal Separates Liberty Lovers from Poseurs:
Most Americans who pay any attention
to politics believe the nation’s great chasm is between “Red State”
Republicans and “Blue State” Democrats. While the nation’s two
major parties have their differences, writes Steven Greenhut, the
real divide is and always has been between those who reflexively
trust the authorities and those who recognize that their own
government poses the gravest threat to their liberties. The latest
scandal, in which a whistleblower revealed two National Security
Agency programs that gather the phone and computer records of
Americans in a fishing expedition designed to find links to
terrorists, has jump-started this debate.
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