Friday, May 12, 2006

It's Our Liberty Not Just Our Privacy

When I think about the numerous intrusions into our lives and conversations by the Bush administration, I am struck by the language that is used. Framing this debate in terms of privacy is not an entirely apt description. It makes it sound like someone just accidentally overheard something. When a government agency gathers the phone records of tens of thousands of Americans, it is a threat to our liberty.

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