[Cryptography] Cryptography, backdoors and the Second Amendment
decoy at iki.fi
Thu Oct 9 21:49:13 EDT 2014
On 2014-10-09, Steve Furlong wrote:
>> As the US State Department classifies cryptography as a munition,
>> shouldn't the use of cryptography be protected under the 2nd
> You're expecting consistency, logic, or even honesty from a
> government? Your naivete is so /cute/!
So is yours: obviously you can *have* and *use* it, it's just that you
can't *export* it to the *terrorists* and the rest of the bad people who
Perfectly consistent. Of course perfectly fucked up from the viewpoint
of a foreign libertarian like me as well. But it really is fully
consistent, and it was so from the very start, right downto the basic
classical liberal ideology I as well share: "there is only one correct
law, it is universal, if you don't share it then you haven't Been
Enlightened yet, and thus we for very good reason don't Mind you too
much". "Till you join our movement of universal rationality..."
So, then, as it's basically a valid argument, how about taking its
contraposition? "As we then already know crypto is right, and it'ss used
by precisely the right, righteous people all round, should it not be the
case those who make a claim against are simply wrong."
Should it not in fact be, that making a case against free crypto should
be taken as a prima facie case of the speaker being a fascist, against
democracy, a luddite, and an all-round bad guy? Out to get immortalized
as the next Hitler?
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