freedom

Men born to freedom are naturally alert

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purpose is beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
— Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941)
Olmstead et al. vs. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 478, 1928

Horrified

We would be horrified if the government ordered agents into libraries to burn books. We should be equally horrified when the government seeks to erase public documents from electronic libraries. If hypertext is to carry out its traditions, then what is published must remain so. Erasure will make no flame and smoke, but the stench of book-burning will remain.
— K. Eric Drexler
Engines of Creation

Repugnant

Despite the broad appeal of an open future, some people will oppose it. The power-hungry, the intolerant idealists, and a handful of sheer people-haters will find the prospect of freedom and diversity repugnant. The question is, will they shape public policy?
— K. Eric Drexler
Engines of Creation

TSA's nude body scanners completely ineffectual

TSA's "nude" body scanners are completely ineffectual. As far as anyone can tell, they are designed to make it easier to smuggle stuff onto planes, as they miss stuff that normal metal detectors catch. Your tax dollars at work to commit rape and take child porn photos.

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