I read with increasing horror the article on President Obama’s plans for plugging security leaks (TNT, 7-10). All federal employees are to spy on each other for possible suspicious behaviors and to practice profiling techniques as part of a new Insider Threat Program. Those who do not report their co-workers for suspicious behavior may themselves face criminal charges.
I am very familiar with the Stasi culture that flourished in communist East Germany. I’ve visited the museums and documentation centers several times. I’ve watched the award-winning film, “The Lives of Others,” many times. I know about Lutheran congregations in which …