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  •  Consider Michael Cohen's OP Ed (2+ / 0-)
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    Michael Cohen

    I'm still forming an opinion on the Snowden case until I get a few more facts. Maybe we could all use a time out?

    What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

    by TerryDarc on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:44:30 PM PDT

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    •  I don't agree with all of it, but I appreciate... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...the nuanced clarity that Cohen brings to the subject of what-is-this-really-about.

      There is need for caution on both sides. I say this as someone who has more than once been a target of government surveillance and more, sometimes alone and sometimes together with my family. In an era of Patriot Acts, I am not sanguine about slippery slopes when it comes to my ability to keep government authorities out of my business if I am doing nothing wrong except objecting to the way those authorities conduct their business. Government authorities sometimes do things they shouldn't and lie about it.

      I don't think all surveillance is a bad thing. It should be rare, legal and as safe as possible to our civil liberties. Right now, we don't have a full picture and we need that to be able to lobby and fight for creating the right solutions.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 07:13:58 PM PDT

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