posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 01:52 PM
a reply to: thov420
Yes, but do you not understand that if your nation is under surveillance at all times, in all places, if facial recognition technology is used to
identify illegal immigrants and criminals, then it will also be used to track those who have done nothing wrong? You will be handing over your
liberty, your privacy, in return for security. If you love your country and your liberty at all, you must defend your liberty despite the fact that it
will necessarily mean that you have slightly less effective law enforcement. It is a price you should be willing to pay, in order that you never
compromise even the tiniest fragment of your liberty.
Why do I say that? Because if you allow some liberties to be taken away, eventually all of them will. That is the way these things work, the way
those who would be doing the taking operate. That is not supposition, it is happening now. And if you allow those liberties to be taken from you, your
rights to ebb away like a tide, you will be living a life not worth living by the end of the process.
Is that what you want for yourself? Is it what you want for your children, and your children's children? Will you protect your liberties, all of
them, and never compromise a single one of them, or will you allow some, and eventually all to be taken from you? Those are the choices before you.
There is no third way, where you get security and liberty and sacrifice only a little in the long run.
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