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A Libertarian Tool: Brad Thor's "Black List"

Brad Thor may not yet be every one's quintessential libertarian, but his fiction books are definitely waking readers up to the horrific potentials of widespread government tyranny.

His recent thriller novel "Black List" shines a bright light on the all-pervasive capabilities in intelligence gathering which the government already has in use.  If freedom lovers ever wanted a reason to be frightened, this might be it.

Thor warns us in the novel's Preface:

"If this government ever became a tyrant, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know."

The story in the novel illustrates how there is almost no move anyone can make without t…