Senator Rand Paul Sums It Up
|June 11, 2013||Posted by steveparkhurst under 2016, Rand Paul, wall street journal|
By Steve Parkhurst
US Senator Rand Paul has a terrific op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today. I want to suggest reading the entire op-ed, but in lieu of that, this is the quote that needs to be memorized and repeated:
Monitoring the records of as many as a billion phone calls, as some news reports have suggested, is no modest invasion of privacy. It is an extraordinary invasion of privacy. We fought a revolution over issues like generalized warrants, where soldiers would go from house to house, searching anything they liked. Our lives are now so digitized that the government going from computer to computer or phone to phone is the modern equivalent of the same type of tyranny that our Founders rebelled against.
Get that into the schools today!
Do yourself a favor and read the entire op-ed here.