Rand Paul and Chris Christie went for each others' throats during an exchange on the Fourth Amendment, the NSA, and national security.
This is the strongest demonstration yet of a decade-long shift from a singular focus on national security at the expense of civil liberties to a new balance in the post-Snowden era.
FBI statistics show violent crime is down, but politicians keep funding more cops, lavishing them with military equipment, and training and encouraging them to act like soldiers instead of peace officers.
Former NSA chief Michael Hayden, who now works for a major security contractor, is just thrilled at the thought of crushing what's left of the Fourth Amendment.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Sunday that airport security should be turned over to private corporations because the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) effectively "voids" the Fourth Amendment. Paul's son, Sen.