Ronald Bailey Argues that Secret Government Is the Chief Threat to Liberty

Snowden Obama Terrorism is the weapon of failed causes.
Terrorists are no threat to freedom unless we allow ourselves to be
stampeded by fear into ceding more power to government in a vain
search for security. Unfortunately, this is what happened here
after the 9/11 atrocities. We now know thanks to the revelations of
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden just how big and intrusive the
national security surveillance state has grown since 2001. Last
Friday, President Barack Obama promised to rein in the National
Security Agency’s mass surveillance program that collects the phone
records of every American. Reason Science Correspondent
Ronald Bailey points out that major civil liberties groups think
that Obama’s reform promises don’t go nearly far enough to protect
us from the abuses of secret government.

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