Why This Gigantic “Intelligence” Apparatus?

Why This Gigantic “Intelligence” Apparatus?

This story from the Ludwig Von Mises Institute provides good commentary on the out of control Federal Government trying to “protect” us.  We linked the original stories in the Washington Post by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin about “Top Secret America” on this website when they came out.

Robert Higgs, the author of this commentary, in closing writes:

What we see here is not really an “intelligence” or counterterrorism operation at all. It’s a rip-off, plain and simple, fed by irrational fear and continually stoked by the government plunderers who are exercising the power and raking in the booty to “fight terrorism.”

He is right on many points.  What finally changed my whole perspective on virtually everything involved with “the war on terror” was one simple fact.  We still have not totally secured our borders over 10 years after 9/11, but we can go to other countries and secure and defend theirs.

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