Re: George W. Bush's Speech on September 20, 2001

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 14:22:51 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> I don't want to be part of "the global community". We have a precious difficult
> enough time preserving human freedom and having a more or less open and just
> society within our own borders. Arguably, most of us don't understand or have
> a grasp on the bedrock of what makes for a free society. In the world at
> large that grasp is much, much more tenuous.

Just so. Imagine the world is like a network. From a network security
standpoint, having a 'global community' of the virtually borderless sort
the UN types want is like giving absolutely everone: employees,
suppliers, customers, ex-employees, full and complete root access to
your entire network. The purpose of national borders and barriers to
entry at borders is the same purpose served by work groups and

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