Jay Leiderman - Government Quotes
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Our best and brightest should be encouraged to find new methods of expression; direct action in protest must not stifled. The dawning of the digital age should be seen as an opportunity to expand our knowledge, and to collectively enhance our communication. Government should have the greatest interest in promoting speech – especially unpopular speech. The government should never be used to suppress new and creative – not to mention, effective – methods of speech and expression
DoJ [Department of Justice] is not supposed to be used to send messages. It's supposed to be used to specifically target actual criminality, not to be this theoretical law creation machine where they want to push and twist the law so far to the point where it's unrecognizable and use that to chill dissent. That's when our country looks its most evil, and it really does. It's an ugly picture of the US government
Since the revelations of NSA surveillance and mass data collection, Leiderman has consistently referred to this as the tin foil age. It is a reference to the days when if someone thought the government was spying on them they would be seen as crazy – the kind of person that would wear a tin foil hat to combat the government surveillance. Now that we are all aware that our government is collecting mass data on so many people, we don't think the tin foil hat wearing people were quite so crazy [sort of], hence the tin foil age.