Liberty and Security Forever? The Very Long Surveillance State Debate

Rogue NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden: whether hero and villain, he's a symbol of over 200 years of American debate over balancing liberty with security.

Rogue NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden: whether hero and villain, he’s a symbol of over 200 years of American debate over balancing liberty with security.

Are you free? No, seriously, are you really free? Do you feel that your government isĀ protecting you from terrorists? If so, how much power should the government have to protect you from harm? Furthermore, how much power should the government have to protect itself from harm, and should you play a role in defending the state that affords you liberty and protection? These types of questions are actually quite difficult to answer if you really dig into the details of what duties and obligations come with being an American citizen.

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