US Asks Scientists To Censor Reports To Prevent Terrorism

Yes, I can see the rationale behind this. Really. Don’t want the bad guys to know certain things. I get it.

But isn’t that terrorism angle overworked just a tad?

In fact, terrorism has become a dandy excuse for the government to dilute Costitutional rights just a bit more, a whack here, a whack there. Government-induced censorship in any form is seldom justified, and never a good thing.

I totally get the rationale. But it’s a real slippery slope that I just don’t feel like skiing on.

The link, from Slashdot:



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