“Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
-Winston S. Churchill.
“No right of private conversation was enumerated in the Constitution. I suppose it never occurred to anyone at the time that it could be prevented.”
“Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.”
“No system of mass surveillance has existed in any society that we know of to this point that has not been abused.”
“It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.”