I’m feeling safer all the time!

Obama administration collecting phone records of millions daily… Secret court order requires VERIZON to hand over ALL CALL DATA WH defends: Critical tool against ‘terrorist threats’… Specifically targeted Americans, not foreigners… ‘Homeland Security’: Laptops, phones can be searched based on hunches… NSA SEES ALL: Phone Sex, Banks, Emails… FBI WANTS BACK DOOR TO ALL SOFTWARE… CIA: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher…

And remember: our Ruling Class on both sides of the aisle wants all this stuff.

A post-Christian culture will be a slave culture because slavery is the normal state of fallen man.  It is the brief period in history where Christian civilization, after a labor of centuries, finally threw off slavery, that is the exceptional thing.  It is the other 200,000 years where slavery is taken for granted that is what we are absolutely guaranteed to see–unless we repent and believe the good news.

“You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  The offer still stands.  We just have to want it.

  • Marthe Lépine

    I have one more for you; for now it is only about car insurance, but….

    From: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/06/business-car-insurance-saltzman.html
    Car-tracking device could lower premiums, insurers claim
    Insurers tout gadget that monitors braking, acceleration and distance travelled
    CBC News Posted: Jun 6, 2013 4:50 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 7, 2013
    12:46 PM ET
    Would you give up a little of your privacy if it meant you could save money on your car insurance premiums?

    • vox borealis

      Car insurance mandated by the state, don’t forget. It’s awesome. Government at various levels can require the citizens to purchase services (car insurance, health insurance), and then use its infinite leverage and various financial incentives to convince the citizens to hand over information. And even when the citizens won’t, it doesn’t matter, because the state will simply harvest the info on its own.

    • S. Murphy

      It’s not to save money for *you*. It’s so that they can say you were speeding when the accident happened, ergo they don’t have to pay out.

  • Elmwood

    Seems like our society is unraveling because we lost sight of the basic truths of what is good and what is evil.

  • Imp the Vladaler

    Might be a good time to rethink the easy go-to of “Libertarianism is for selfish people without children.”

    I mean… yeah, it is. It’s also for people who see the individual as sovereign, with God-given rights that cannot be violated by Caesar, and who understand that Caesar will eventually violate those rights if he is given the ability to do so.


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