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Steketee on our anti-terror laws

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

1 May 2008 12:21

Mike Steketee might be a bit annoyed at his sub-editor today. Steketee has written a perfectly reasonable column about why the last government's anti-terror laws went too far, but the piece is headlined 'Real terror is found in legislation', which suggests a rather more radical perspective (about how our government is the real terrorist) than the piece offers. Steketee doesn't argue that there is no terrorist threat. He simply makes the  point that governments cannot protect us from terrorism at all times in all places, and when they try, they just end up eroding our liberties.