Thomas Jefferson wrote the above, almost 220 years ago. To me, it still rings true, but then we hear about things like this....
Weeks after being told that their use of the Terrorism (and removal of freedoms) Act was incorrect and after having been told to pay a pair of photographers Â£30,000 in damages for the unlawful stop, another photographer, one who had just been speaking on the subject, was stopped by police, not even using a dSLR, but a compact camera!
Read all about it here: Abuse of Terror Laws Continues
We can only hope that a new government will take a more reasonable approach to civil liberty instead of seeing them as something to fear.