Strange Connections: They Might Be Giants and Bill Buckley

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These lyrics from They Might Be Giants Podcast 4A:

Call connected through the NSA
Complete transmission through the NSA
Suspending your rights for the duration of the permanent war

Put me in mind of the words of Bill Buckley that Rothbard emphasized:

…we have got to accept Big Government for the duration–for neither an offensive nor a defensive war can be waged…except through the instrumentality of a totalitarian bureaucracy within our shores.

Personally, I think TMBG’s way of putting it is catchier.

3:01 pm on March 6, 2006