Sunday, August 23, 2009

So, who is a threat to whom?

Is government a threat to the Liberty of its citizens? Or is Liberty a threat to government?

If you answered yes to the former, you agree with this nation's founding principles. If you answered yes to the latter, you are another sheeple bleating the lines of collectivist Prussia.

Reason asks a valid questions:
When Will Your Government Have as Little Privacy As You Do?

In today's Wall Street Journal, Reason magazine's Katherine Mangu-Ward writes, "Newborn babies have their own blogs and grandmothers are on Facebook. We Google potential dates. Privacy is dead. But one kind of information is still cozily locked away, safe from prying eyes: the law. President Obama may have come to Washington promising greater transparency, but progress has been less than impressive. While the feds stumble toward openness, geeks and developers who made oversharing a way of life are bringing their can-do attitude to government transparency. Can't find what you're looking for on Regulation.gov? Try the new, user-friendlier OpenRegs.com. Frustrated by the terrible interface of Obama's Recovery.gov? Check out the easily-searchable Recovery.org. But with the possible exception of the ever-leaky CIA, no aspect of government remains more locked down than the secretive, hierarchical judicial branch...That's right: In 2009, judicial records in the U.S. are essentially unsearchable."

Mangu-Ward: Obama Doesn't Believe Reasonable People Can Disagree

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