(Original post by Anony mouse)
You have still missed the point.
I suspect that you are also an advocate of the ID cards and the DNA database and anything else that is against democracy and freedoms.
It is widely argued that ‘If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear’, in response to people who object to some of the new laws passed in the war against terrorism. People are left feeling foolish when they can only counter argue that such stringent measures are an invasion of privacy and simply erode our civil liberties. This is because it is becoming frowned upon whilst we are re-enforced that they are necessary.
However, the most significant point that is missed in this controversial contemporary issue is this: How do you know that eventually you will not have something to hide? Quite simply, if the future leaders of the world began to change their definition of words like ‘terrorist’, it could become so broad that it could include anyone who is anti government policies in the war against terror. Now do you see how this could apply to you?
Not ID cards omggzzz!!!1 It's not like the rest of Europe has them without issue, if anything they seem freer than we are. I would also hate for the government to have a small string of useless DNA on record, that would keep me awake at night. It's against my freedom to not carry a card around
! It's against my freedom to not have a small piece of identifying DNA useless for any purpose beyond this on a secure database for the purpose of high level crime protection
Although I agree I could quite easily fit a terrorist category if the categories changed the simple fact of the matter is I advocated its use in the theatre of war. The enemy would brutally torture us, now I know we're above this so that's why I advocated torture with no consequences in the long term. Information is the most important thing in any war and it can make or break a battle, the second a soldier steps on to the battlefield that's it, they've chosen to go there and they hold information we need to keep our men alive... so tough luck. You're gonna have to come up with an argument beyond 'my civil liberties wa wa' to convince me, tell me why it is more important to you that an enemy soldier isn't made tired than saving the lives of several soldiers.