Drudge Report: Rand Paul Warns of 1984 Surveillance ScenarioSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 19:23
Rand Paul Warns of 1984 Surveillance Scenario
By Andrew Johnson
April 29, 2013 12:19 PM
Amid calls for increased security measures following the Boston Marathon bombing, Senator Rand Paul warned of the dangers of allowing the government to install more surveillance cameras “willy-nilly” in open spaces, citing George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. “I think it’s important to note that it’s a slippery slope, and someday you may have cameras everywhere,” Rand Paul told Fox News’s Eric Bolling over the weekend. “Think of 1984, where the cameras were in your bedroom, and in your dining room, everywhere. You never went a moment’s notice without being watched.”
Paul made a distinction between government surveillance cameras and those used by private companies for security, noting that most of the footage used to capture the Boston Marathon bombers came from private businesses.