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German Op-Ed "Given our history, we Germans are not willing to trade in our liberty for potentially better security."

In Germany, whenever the government begins to infringe on individual freedom, society stands up. Given our history, we Germans are not willing to trade in our liberty for potentially better security. Germans have experienced firsthand what happens when the government knows too much about someone. In the past 80 years, Germans have felt the betrayal of neighbors who informed for the Gestapo and the fear that best friends might be potential informants for the Stasi. Homes were tapped. Millions were monitored.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/opinion/sunday/germans-lov...



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