Re: A modest proposal (eas Re: Outlawing drug speech - EEK!)

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 11:09:32 MST

> I think, however, the best solutions to this "who watches the watchers"
> problem are 1) to reduce the overall power of government so that the
> chances for corrupt or wrong behavior are lower...

...and its consequences less severe..

> 2) to spread the ideals of a free and rational culture so that the
> people don't tolerate governmental abuses of power...

Reducing the size/power of government also makes this easier, because
it makes it harder for the government to out-propagandize the private
broadcasters and private educators.

There's also Brin's solution #3: "Who watches the watchers? Everyone."

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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