The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. –Edmund Burke
[The American people have been fed numerous lies as of late. From lying about why the government needs to kill the internet, to the impending doom of an assured terrorist attack. Many believe them, others do not even really understand what they’ve lost. Today yet another danger of government involvement in the internet could be seen in China.
Someone who Janelle works with just turned 20 and lives in one of the sororities doesn’t understand what’s wrong with the TSA scanning machines or pat downs. Her comment was, “You get a physical from your doctor, how is the TSA any different.” She couldn’t seem to understand that government is was force, and the fact she had no voice in the matter was a problem. Government is force, and they will expand that force through deceit and claims of necessity. Not to mention she couldn’t comprehend it was A Security Theater.
Even more than that though, no one seems to understand these are not their rights to give up, and even more importantly they are not rights that can be removed from others. Not by law or by force of man can our natural rights, which include the right to be secure in our persons and property, can they be removed from us. For when we allow these rights to be destroyed, we shall begin our decent into serfdom and slavery. -B]