Randy Barnett: Secret NSA Snooping is "a Fundamental Challenge" to Democracy


"There is a real fundamental challenge to having popular sovereignty if the people can't know that the government is collecting data on them and…confiscating it from private companies." says leading libertarian legal theorist Randy Barnett of Georgetown University Law Center.

Reason's Matt Welch caught up with Barnett at Freedom Fest to discuss the National Security Agency (NSA).

Held each July in Las Vegas, Freedom Fest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians. Reason TV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks. Go here for an ever-growing playlist of this year's interviews.

About 9.30 minutes.

Produced by Alex Manning. Camera by Paul Detrick and Tracy Oppenheimer.

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