Werner Heisenberg put it well: “What is wrong with the rigid formulation of the law of causality—‘If we know the present exactly, we can calculate the future’—is not the final clause, but rather the premise. As a matter of principle, we cannot know all determinant elements of the present.”
==National Security and Double Government (Michael J. Glennon)
It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.
==The Federalist Papers (mobi) (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay)
Control over information is far more important than most people know. It always has been, but in an information-rich environment like our Internet age, the power of information has skyrocketed. Unfortunately, it has taken some time for people to understand this.
Within this gap, government’s Big Brother operatives have had nearly a free run of it.
So this week, I’m going to explain what has happened, what is happening, and why this is every bit as ugly as what Diocletian did to the Romans 1,700 years ago.
When I’m done, Doug French pulls off his gloves and hits the national security state… and hard. You shouldn’t miss it.