The Switch

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What has always worried me is “the switch.”

We don’t know the future, we don’t know who will be running our country, we don’t know what they’ll do.

But there is always the danger that the massive capabilities we’ve created to fight the war on terrorism could just as easily be switched and turned on us . . .  on U.S.


“And the months ahead, the years ahead it’s only going to get worse until eventually there will be a time where policies will change because the only thing that restricts the activities of the surveillance state are policy.

Even our agreements with other sovereign governments, we consider that to be a stipulation of policy rather than a stipulation of law.

And because of that a new leader will be elected, they’ll find the switch, say that ‘Because of the crisis, because of the dangers we face in the world, some new and unpredicted threat, we need more authority, we need more power.’

And there will be nothing the people can do at that point to oppose it.

And it will be turnkey tyranny.”

Edward Snowden



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