Thursday, August 1, 2013

that slippery slope

The Essence of DNA Identity


"Sartre"
Old-Thinker News
10 June 2013

"With the inception of DNA science, the practice of biological engineering has gone wild. Extracting a DNA exemplar at birth is much different from forcing an arrestee to give up a saliva sample. The entire foundation of Western Civilization, based upon the inborn natural human rights of personhood, is violated when state mandates claim their license over your singular essence."

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divisions between night and day

House Defeats Effort to Rein in N.S.A. Data Gathering


Jonathan Weisman
The New York Times
24 July 2013

"A deeply divided House defeated legislation Wednesday that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting vast amounts of phone records, handing the Obama administration a hard-fought victory in the first Congressional showdown over the N.S.A.’s surveillance activities since Edward J. Snowden’s security breaches last month."

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Rep. Amash On Reining In NSA Surveillance

Robin Young & Jeremy Hobson
Here & Now | 90.0 WBUR Boston | NPR
31 July 2013

"“But we have a Constitution that already balances liberty and security. And the Constitution tells us we can’t collect this kind of information on Americans.”"

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
The Mother Jones Interview with Sen. Wyden
Overview by Ron Paul
National Review Online analysis