This is from an old, but very good post over at the Imaginative Conservative, by my dear friend Brad Birzer. Do read the whole thing.
The biggest threats to our Republic are not necessarily the ones we see, hear, or even think about daily. But we’ve long since been at a point where it’s time for conservatives to stand up and question the growth of leviathan that began under a Republican president and with a Republican congress.
...Are we truly safer because of the government’s measures? At what point do we say “enough” to intrusion and surveillance? If we don’t draw the line somewhere, what’s next?
Liberty erodes slowly, like embankments on the seashore.