Friday, April 15, 2011

If you have nothing to hide, you have everything to fear

Over the last few years a trend has grown, not only in the U.S., but in virtually all developed areas of the world, toward less privacy and more government intrusion into the personal lives of their citizen-subjects. Governments claim the power to make these intrusions in the name of security, and those who support the intrusions into personal privacy generally justify it by saying, “If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear.”

The truth is that the innocent actually do have something to fear from state intrusion into their private lives.

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