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Saturday, September 21, 2019

How Crime Threatens Freedom

When physical safety becomes a major problem even for the middle classes, we must of necessity become a heavily policed, authoritarian society, a society in which the middle classes live in gated and walled communities and make their places of work hardened targets....Both the fear of crime and the escalating harshness of the response to it will sharply reduce Americans' freedom of movement and peace of mind. Ours will become a most unpleasant society in which to live.

Robert H. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah, 1996


2 comments:

  1. History is already proving Mr. Bork was correct and even a visionary. Our devices, appliances, and our cars now have the capability of spying on us. CCTV is everywhere. This all came in to improve safety and our lives. Do we think that under the right circumstances, our government would be any better than East Germany was? Just asking.

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  2. Crime was at its peak in the mid nineties. It’s much lower now.

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