Balancing Liberty and Security
Byline: Paul Rosenzweig, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
How ironic that the war on terrorism we've been waging since September 11 a war meant to ensure our safety should itself inspire fear in some Americans.
Yet cries of "Big Brother" materialize whenever we hear about new government programs meant to enhance our security, such as increased information-sharing under the Patriot Act or the Total Information Awareness program. Some critics have even suggested that such measures could eventually lead to a totalitarian state.
Many won't go that far, but they admit they're concerned. When Attorney General John Ashcroft testified before Congress in March, …
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Publication information: Article title: Balancing Liberty and Security. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 27, 2003. Page number: A14. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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