Judge Napolitano on Giving up Freedom for Security

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The government's fidelity to the Constitution is never more tested than in a time of crisis. The urge to do something—or to appear to be doing something—is nearly irresistible to those whom we have employed to protect our freedom and to keep us safe. Regrettably, with each passing violent crisis—Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine, 9/11, Newtown and now the Boston Marathon—our personal freedoms continue to slip away, writes Judge Andrew Napolitano, and the government itself remains the chief engine of that slippage.

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