Joseph Ratliff Writer, Researcher, Thinker

Are We Sure We Want National Security?

National Security.

Those words seem to promote a warm, fuzzy feeling in most people.

But do we really want National Security?

Because with a country of 300 million plus people, there have to be sacrifices to the way we live in order to achieve true National Security.

Do we want to sacrifice?

Do we want national security?  Or do we want our freedom?  Because you can’t have both existing in a country of this size at the same time…it’s impossible (or is it? can we?).

So where do you draw the line? (think:  body scanners in airports as just one of many examples)  Where do you stop giving up your personal freedoms in the name of national security?

And once those freedoms are gone, they’re gone…look at the rest of the world.

0 Thoughts on “Are We Sure We Want National Security?

  1. Also let me point out all the crap the government is trying to pull under the guise of security, such as spying on internet records, and the ability of the CIA to assasinate americans as long as the president gives the ok. Remember, Nazi germany had national security.

  2. Joseph Ratliff on July 31, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

    And that (Nazi having national security)…is pretty scary in comparison to where we seem to be heading.

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