State’s Two-Way Mirror

30064649_MLConstant surveillance
State’s prying eyes seek your wrongs
Yours alone, not state’s


Got nothing to hide?
Not to worry, citizen
State makes no mistakes


But if it should err
You will pay the error’s price
State will not confess

Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Editor at Large of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
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