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Re: Are booby-trapped computers legal?
At 03:38 PM 9/6/95 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
>People who go round drawing parallels to gun ownership and cryptography
>ownership are simply playing into the governments hands.
Which of our rights would you have us surrender so as to not play into the
>Cryptography has net benefits to society.
You would have a hard time proving that cryptography has more, or
different "net benefits to society" than gun ownership does.
>Most advocates of gun ownership tend to convince me of
>little more than they are a danger to society. Regardless of their case
>the biggest argument for gun control, and therfore poor advocates of their
Statists say the same thing about crypto-advocates. Talking about
keeping secrets, and discussing which methods are uncrackable
by the government is not what a statist wants to hear - and neither
is talk about the real reason behind the 2nd Amendment.