Sheldon Richman Says the Surveillance State Lives


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President Obama recently made a speech calling for reforming the NSA's indiscriminate gathering of data on every American. Sheldon Richmans suggests that the president's track record warrants deep skepticism, and he reminds readers that politicians will do everything they can get away with pursuing their own agendas. To them, liberty and privacy are unimportant things to be gotten around with the minimum of public attention.