Homeland Security is getting stuck on stupid

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December 22, 2010
Cato Institute
by Gene Healy  
Posted in Commentary

"Since terrorist activity is rare, many counterterrorism agents are finding 'there is just not enough terrorism-related work to do.' So they're using spy technology to fight ordinary crime -- and have even been caught monitoring Tea Party meetings and antiwar rallies. The British Empire, it was said, developed in 'a fit of absence of mind.' So too with the bureaucratic empire we're building around counterterrorism." (12/21/10)


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