October 22, 2013

"Show me the man and I will find the crime"

The NSA is watching you. You're not a criminal so you don't think it matters. Well, as Stalin’s notorious chief of secret police famously said, "Show me the man and I will find the crime". Cato Institute explains:

When laws grow so voluminous and vague that they oppress those who live under them, society can become as unlivable as if it were lawless. Subject to the arbitrary scrutiny of prosecutors overcome by ambition for their own 15 minutes of fame, ordinary citizens face the horrors of becoming criminal defendants. At a Cato Book Forum in October, Harvey Silverglate, author of Three Felonies a Day, and Tim Lynch, editor of In the Name of Justice and director of Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice, discussed the growing threat of federal criminal law.

Read the full article from the Cato Institute