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As America's share in the world economy declines and the inequality within the American society increases as a result of stagnating growth, opposition groups to the status-quo will increase in number and strength. In this situation the power centers in government and business will, in order to protect their interests, turn to their ultimate weapon: information stored on the activities and opinions of the population. AT this point, the "right to privacy" will become much more important than the "right to bear arms" - since only it guarantees the ability to organize in large numbers.
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