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    Paul: ‘Dishonest’ officials using Paris to promote surveillance




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    Paul: ‘Dishonest’ officials using Paris to promote surveillance
    By Cory Bennett - 11/22/15

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on Sunday warned that the intelligence community is deceitfully using the terror attacks in Paris to promote its surveillance agenda.

    “When you have a fearful time or an angry time, the people are coached into giving up their liberty,” said the Kentucky senator on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

    Paul has long railed against government surveillance, a topic that has been thrust into the spotlight in the wake of the Paris attacks that killed about 130 people.

    Many officials and some lawmakers have argued that the incident has shown the need to keep the much-maligned surveillance programs exposed by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
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    He also noted that France’s surveillance programs are “1,000-fold greater than we have.”

    “They still didn’t know anything about this,” Paul added.

    “You can keep giving up liberties,” he said, “but in the end I don’t think we’ll end up safer.”
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    More: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/2...e-surveillance
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    "the people are coached into giving up their liberty" is ok but not sure it resonates
    Rand has to say this in a better way imo

    something like the Federalist Papers No. 10 by James Madison maybe (?)
    Although we are fighting for and to protect liberty in the first place, destroying liberty, would work because "liberty is to faction what air is to fire",

    “Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires,” James Madison eloquently wrote in The Federalist number 10. He continued, “But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.”
    Last edited by Jan2017; 11-23-2015 at 02:54 PM.

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    No more dishonest than using Paris as an opportunity to present a bill you know will help you gain traction among the Republican Party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan2017 View Post
    "the people are coached into giving up their liberty" is ok but not sure it resonates
    Rand has to say this in a better way imo

    something like the Federalist Papers No. 10 by James Madison maybe (?)
    Although we are fighting for and to protect liberty in the first place, destroying liberty, would work because "liberty is to faction what air is to fire",
    Too eloquent and too many big words for most Americans.



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