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The Times asks: Where do you draw the line between freedom and security?
Recent revelations of government spying lead some to feel less free
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If there’s one thing Americans don’t like historically it’s government intrusion, but where to draw the line gets tricky. Recent news of the government’s widespread monitoring of communications has colored the meaning of freedom for some area residents this Independence Day. Freedom may mean different things to different people, but most associate it with rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution, including free speech, the right to vote and the right of association.