Response to Tony: Security of Citizens

Blogger, Tim Worstall, has posted his own response to Blair's piece in the Telegraph (the end paragraph is a little off topic)

The Maximum Tone has spoken on the subject of Civil Liberties. Somewhat confused I fear:

I have absolutely no doubt about the main duty of any prime minister: it is to do everything possible to protect the security of our nation and its citizens.

Err, no. You're supposed to be protecting the freedoms and liberties of the nation and its citizens. The security of is a sub-set, only one amongst a number of things that make up the whole.

... and so on.