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Big Bellwood is Watching You

Leonard Gilroy
April 3, 2005, 10:41am

From the "Orwell must be spinning in his grave" department: Full article here. I don't know what's scarier...the mayor gushing over the "Big Brother" comparison, or the general lack of community outrage for having their entire public lives placed under surveillance. This is a tough one to challenge. The objection to total monitoring is based on moral and societal -- rather than legal -- arguments, so it's by nature a much hazier playing field. Unfortunately, the tired, old "well if you're not committing a crime then you have nothing to worry about" rationale hits home with a lot of people. (hat tip: Instapundit)

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform


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