Paranoia is it?

Tim Worstall - Polly on Civil Liberties
Polly: ' democrats should guard against the individualistic my-rights culture of our times that simply ignores the rights of those whose needs are most urgent, in favour of often relatively frivolous paranoia about an overmighty state.'

The one thing the 20th century really ought to have taught us is that paranoia about an overmighty state simply isn’t frivolous. It should be the default position for us all.