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Brian Gongol

June 6, 2013

The United States of America Never trust yourself with power you wouldn't trust your opponents to use wisely
The uproar over the revelations of telephone and Internet surveillance conducted by the Federal government that may very well have encroached on the privacy of a very substantial number of American citizens is clouded in all kinds of mystery and crosstalk. But it does highlight the great danger in any group asserting powers when in office that they wouldn't entrust to their opponents. Everyone thinks their own motives are pure...but the whole idea of the "rule of law" is that we aren't subject to the whims of transitory things like motives, but rather are bounded by a sense of self-restraint that supersedes the stories we tell ourselves about our own purity.

The United States of America Better enforcement of exclusion orders? Yes, please.
They're a tool the government can use to block the importation of products that infringe on intellectual property rights

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