The Surveillance State and Its Costs

I think Peggy Noonan seems to have this one right. Frayed trust in the state will lead to frayed affections toward the state. Now to be sure, our affections (and allegiance) to the state should be secondary for Christians. So perhaps this trend will temper some of the more hyper-patriotic strains of Christian thought. But for those who are merely fond and proud of their country’s accomplishments (while humbly cognizant of its failures), this is probably a bad thing.

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