Loss of Freedom

By | March 31, 2005

“We have to abridge individual rights, change the societal conditions, and act in ways that heretofore were not in accordance with our values and traditions, like giving a police officer or security official the right to search you without a judicial finding of probable cause.” U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Retired) Patrick M. Hughes — the top intelligence official of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). (Source: Congressional Quarterly, quoted in Reason magazine:

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.” — James Madison, fourth President of the U.S., co-author of the Federalist Papers, sometimes called “The Father of the Constitution.”

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