Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Snuggli(TM) the Surveillance Bear

In case you've forgotten the principal difference between the candidates running for federal office this coming fall, here's the official Republican take on why we need to be able to find out what you're saying to someone in Brussels without anyone's knowledge, right this very minute, without all those annoying warrants:And here's Snuggli(TM), the national security bear, to remind you why this would be a problem for people like Jefferson and Franklin, who believed that Americans needed to know what their government was doing and why. And that, as Franklin famously said, those who want to sacrifice liberty for security deserve and will receive neither.
(h/t to Glenn Greenwald over at Salon)

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