Tag Archives: Rule of law

Trump and Miller are too timid about immigration.

Dear Readers, I am honored to have a guest blog by the world famous scholar Joanne Swift. She has taken time out from her busy schedule to provide a short proposal on how Trump and Miller should deal with the … Continue reading

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Does the United Kingdom have the rule of law?

‘Wherever law ends, tyranny begins’. –John Locke The question seems odd, almost quixotic. In a country that prides itself on Magna Carta with a long history of common law, it seems a question that need not be asked. this seems … Continue reading

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Lord Bramell’s apology: A response to Matthew Scott

On his blog, Mr Scott asks and answers two questions.[1] Should the Metropolitan Police now apologise to Lord Bramall? What will happen to the main witness, “Nick”, if the police come to regard his evidence as unbelievable? The questions show … Continue reading

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Surveillance, Safety and the Rule of Law: Questions and Answers

We have heard many stories about the surveillance state and its power over the individual. We have heard that the United States has abused its position and its power to its advantage. Many people are outraged at what they believe … Continue reading

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Why encryption threatens democracy

The basic encryption is like a lock for the front door. It will stop the burglar, which is its main purpose. Super encryption is only needed to stop an advanced burglar not the government. When people talk about advanced encryption … Continue reading

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When the NSA cannot decrypt, the seeds of the electronic state of nature are planted

When the NSA can no longer decrypt encrypted documents, we will not usher in a new era of liberty or freedom. What we will learn is that our freedom has a dangerous limit. We will wake up to the truth … Continue reading

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Why we need governments in cyberspace: a response to the Strongest Tribe article

In the article, you set out a serious of arguments, implicit and explicit, about the need, or lack thereof, for governments in cyberspace.  In particular, you argue that the United States is the strongest tribe. There are some concerns with … Continue reading

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