[LINK] How Egypt Shut down the net

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Feb 23 10:17:12 AEDT 2011

At 10:05 AM 23/02/2011, Paul Brooks wrote:
> >> ....or not. And that's why the safeguards against arbitrary actions
> >> without oversight by courts are not allowed.
> > Correction: should NOT be allowed.
>The safeguards should not be allowed?     I don't think thats what 
>you were intending Jan!

I'm getting all confused in my own logic. Let me try again.

We need safeguards of court oversight when the parliament is writing 
its own permissions to do things that affect the entire society under 
the concept of national security when the actual threat is not 
immediate or extreme.

We've already seen parliaments and governments get into 
'government-group-think' despite the overwhelming public outrage 
against those actions: The Iraq war being the most recent example. Is 
there anyone in the country, besides those who were in power at the 
time who thinks that our involvement in that war was right? That's 
just an example. I don't want to start an argument.


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