Culture War
Many from both the right and the left bemoan the state of the American culture today. Whether it is the lack of positive images in TV, movies, music, politicians, sports figures, police in schools and more, freedom and morality are discussed as being in conflict with each other. Benjamin Franklin once wrote on the subject: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need for masters." This should ring true to you today as we debate not only our eroding culture, but the role of government in our lives. Are culture and the need for more government control more connected than we realize?

China is exporting it's surveillance state to other countries

from The New York Times,

Critics warn it could underpin a future of tech driven authoritarianism.

In Ecuador, cameras capture footage to be examined by police and domestic intelligence. The surveillance system’s origin: China.

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