Security Blanket

"The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield."

"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

– Thomas Jefferson

Fighting Terrorism Without Sacrificing Privacy
People submit to invasive technology because it makes them feel safer, but that’s all it’s doing, security expert says.
By Nancy Weil

"LAS VEGAS — In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks people have been willing to accept invasive technological measures officials contend are being used to thwart terrorism not because those technologies will actually accomplish that goal–because they won’t–but because they help us feel safer, author and lawyer Jeffrey Rosen said here Tuesday."