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2. Those who cede (or lose) Liberty often do not receive additional security in return. Prisoners have little Liberty -- and even less security than those not incarcerated; Romanian citizens traded improved security from street crime for badly reduced security against rapacious, tyrannical, and incompetent government agents.
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1. To pursue absolute security is to pursue a will-'o-the-wisp. Security (of all kinds) is relative. We can never be "safe" -- we can only be "safer" or "less safe".
Some problem do not have a technological solution, I'm afraid.
Not as long as misguided thinking promotes the creation of even more bureaucracy. Most statists would go to any length to deny that their agendas create more bureaucracy; it's a refreshing flashback to the late 19th century's thinking to see it embraced as inevitable.
I dunno, Eugene Stoner came up with some pretty cool technology ...
Very good comments here, but one issue not mentioned - unless I missed it - is corruption. In a State where snooping is - at least potentially - universal, the incentive to bribe officials to "look the other way" becomes very great indeed.
That is a great article. Thanks Bruce.
Who's supposing that? The problems created by government bureaucracies persist for decades after they're created. The reason to dismantle a bureaucracy is to prevent that instance of problem creation from creating even more problems.