Liberty as a Christian value

These are difficult times for defenders of liberty. With the ironically named Patriot Act (whose name is an acronym for Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism), law enforcement agencies have gained greatly increased powers to search telephone and e-mail communications without a warrant. A new term, “domestic terrorism,” has entered the political lexicon, and it has brought with it an alleged justification for the government to acquire the medical, financial and other records of American citizens, often without their knowledge.

 

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