Wide Net

We all know the Obama administration’s rank hypocrisy when it comes to promiscuously snooping on journalists and other American citizens. Why are they casting so wide a net? Here’s a quick theory: Because they are unable ideologically (or emotionally) to focus on militant Islam as a special risk, they are obligated to treat everyone the same, which means they have to spy on all of us.

This makes understandable Janet Napolitano’s comment, ““We want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.” It’s why little old ladies and babies get strip-searched at airports and young men from the Middle East go free. Political correctness has always been a pain. Now it is a huge driver in the loss of our privacy.

We’re all suspects now.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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