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Weighing protection, privacy vs. power - The Galveston County Daily News : Columns

October 20, 2014

Weighing protection, privacy vs. power

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 am

The one thing most expected of our government by “we the people” is that it will protect its people. The one thing officials in government — any government — want most from its people is power, absolute power. Keep in mind the axiom “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

We Americans still remember vividly Sept. 11, 2001, as we turned on our TVs to fearfully watch again and again two large planes slam into the iconic World Trade Center towers. In the background, smoke poured from the upper stories of both American symbols. A few hours later, both fell, killing several thousand private American citizens. None of us have been the same since.

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