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My Turn: Regressing to a new normal | Juneau Empire – Alaska’s Capital City Online Newspaper.

Rich Moniak | For the Juneau Empire  The writer, who I often disagree with, does a great job of explaining what he means and of asking questions about why this system exists and if it is necessary or should we be doing something else.

I believe the federal government uses the alert system to control American sentiment. We’re more comfortable with armed guards invading our personal space before we get on a plane. We object, but do very little about the NSA spying on our phone calls and emails. Have you had your bag checked while going into a public venue, ladies?

All of these violations of our natural right to privacy and security in our person and property seem “okay” to many Americans because of the “risks” we face from terrorism. We have to be “safe” and take “proper precautions”.

And American liberty dies with hardly a wimper because we traded it in for an illusion of safety.

Posted June 25, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Government

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