Thursday, May 28, 2009

Keeping Up With The Jones'?

Partnership: The Citizen Police State
By Adam Murdock, MD
Published 05/27/09
While the threats to our liberties from our own government may be great, many don’t realize that the greatest threats to our freedoms may be soon coming from our own neighbors and friends. While reporting neighbors to city officials for unsightly lawns and shoddy house maintenance has become accepted and common place, the precedent is dangerous.
In the great dystopia novel, 1984, George Orwell describes a police state regime which uses friends, neighbors, and even children to spy and report to “Big Brother” about their neighbor’s movements and ’suspicious’ activities. This citizen spy network terrorizes the populace of 1984 to keep in line with the established order.
It seems that lately the governments of the west have taken a cue from George Orwell and are beginning to encourage more active citizen spying...


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