The Biggest Advances in Individual Liberty in 2012




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Why We Fight: 21st Century Edition

The US spends an incredible amount of money on defense and security to protect the US way of life, as well as promote liberty and democracy around the world. This brief list contrasts US vs Them, dramatically highlighting why this continuing effort is so vital:

China: China to tighten security ahead of Party congress
US: DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections

China: China’s Great Firewall Tests Mysterious Scans On Encrypted Connections
US: Uncle Sam Admits Monitoring You For These 377 Words

China: China: Secret “Black Jails” Hide Severe Rights Abuses
US: U.S. Secret Prison Ships Hold Untold Number of Detainees …

Crazed Gunman: Aurora, Colorado, shooting leaves 12 dead at ‘Dark Knight
US: 168 children killed in drone strikes in Pakistan since start of campaign

It’s something worth considering the next time someone starts the crazy talk about cuts to the military or security budgets. Our freedom isn’t free.