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08 July 2005

The Australian: No time for secrets [July 09, 2005]

The trade-offs between national security and civil liberties depend largely on how serious the threat of terrorism is perceived to be. In much of continental Europe, civil libertarians have held sway against any efforts by their governments to introduce the sort of arbitrary powers that Washington wields against suspected terrorists.

Shall I remind you:
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Kinda interesting that the country we tried so hard to leave is following the founding fathers ideals better than we are.