Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 21:39:40 MDT

>From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>
> > Surveillance has *nothing* to do with freedom. You are free now to do
> > anything that is legal. You would have that exact same freedom in a
> > completely transparent society. Your only loss of freedom would be the
> > freedom to commit a crime and get away with it. If you have a problem
> > giving that up, I think that says more about you than it says about
>Yes: it says that your personal sense of morals differs from that of
>society. It doesn't say whether it is better or worse, just different.

No question. No society is perfect. But then, come to think of it, there
are probably not all that many perfect individuals running around either.
The good thing about a bad government is that as colossally difficult as it
may be to change, it's still a lot easier to change than a bad individual.

>I consider it a moral duty to hide from and cheat a tyrannical government.

I would agree that it would be the right thing to do to try to evade the
strictures of a malevolent government (tyrannical or otherwise), but since I
do not have that opinion of my government, I am content to cooperate with


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