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Friday Poll: Libertarian v. Libertarian on the NSA Surveillance Scandal

One might think that all libertarians would be equally outraged over revelations (for some, long-suspected) of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance, but it’s not true.

In the video below, libertarian John Stossel contends that the surveillance isn’t as troubling as other government actions, including the Drug War. In reply, libertarian Andrew Napolitano contends that NSA domestic surveillance is particularly alarming.

I’ll declare my view: while there are many examples of destructive and wasteful government overreach (among which the Drug War is a case), I agree with Napolitano that the NSA’s domestic spying is a special threat to civil liberties.

What do you think?


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