Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spread the meme

Just wanted to drop some reminders.

Please check out my books, and either download the free versions or buy the paper versions. And encourage others to do the same. I am not scholarly or anything, but I hope that is part of the reason my books, like this blog, can help spread the hunger for liberty.

Also, watch and share all my "Basics of Liberty" videos. It costs you nothing and maybe can help some person teetering on the fence decide to hop off on the liberty side instead of falling over the Cliffs of Statism hidden in the mist and shadows on the other side.

Spy on your kids and you create stealth kids

The question in the newspaper poll asked whether it is OK for parents to spy on their kids.

I am in the minority.

I voted "no".

If you spy on your kids, you are violating their trust. In that case expect them to hide things from you. I would if I suspected someone might be spying on me. It doesn't matter if I were doing something wrong or not. Wouldn't you? Why would anyone expect kids to act any differently?

Isn't this just the "PATRIOT [sic] Act" brought down to the level of a family? "If you aren't doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?" It isn't about "hiding" anything, it is about preserving your privacy. Anyone who thinks it's OK to spy on others is not anyone trustworthy.

If you excuse this behavior, it isn't much of a stretch to excuse molesting your kids "for their own safety" like the TSA does.