Comment 63655

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted May 18, 2011 at 13:03:40 in reply to Comment 63639

I beg to differ with your viewpoint. In your analogy he walked by the bank and saw the front door was open. Would the reasonable thing to do not be to call the bank or the police? Instead he took a video of it and posted it online for all to see. If a crook sees that and enters the bank and steals he then becomes an accessory to the theft.

He did not notice the door was open, he took videos of supposed weaknesses in the security and broadcast them to anyone, friend or foe, to see and use. I am sure if he had taken his concerns and brought them to the attention of the police without publishing them his fate would have been different.

I am very fond of that Franklin quote that you used. One of the reasons I like it so much is because since the dawn of time that is exactly what man has done. We continually sacrifice freedom for security. What we as a society also continually do is try to find that narrow elusive point where the freedoms we surrender are a fair price to pay for our security. Since this point is open to personal interpretation at no point will every one be happy. What he have is a continually evolving balance so that most of the population is happy. Not long ago I had the freedom to smoke inside a store, now that is no longer the case. Instead that has been replaced by the security to many peoples health. As a society we have deemed this to be a fair trade off. In other places in the world that is not the case.

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