Security, Uncertainty, and the National Security Administration: The President Should Defend, Not Revise, Current NSA Procedures

The question of national security and its relationship to individual privacy has always provoked a challenge for persons with strong libertarian inclinations, who rightly embrace a general presumption in favor of small government. On most economic matters, the group that hold these positions tend to be relatively small, and thus does not count as a large political constituency with which the Congress and the President has to deal on general matters of economic regulation.