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Letters: Lancaster’s eyes in the sky

Re “Lancaster takes a long view on crime,” Aug. 25

Two principles underlie a country’s descent into fascism: One, if you don’t have anything to hide, you shouldn’t resist government invasion of your privacy; and two, the ends justify the means.

With its defense of the aerial surveillance of its residents, Lancaster is following the playbook to the letter. Never mind the 4th Amendment or the history of governments abusing this sort of “protection” of their citizens. No, just sit quietly and accept your loss of freedom.

Shame on Lancaster; worse than that, shame on Americans for their apathy toward such abuse of power.

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Will Powers

San Luis Obispo

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