That's a foundational thing. I don't want to walk into the “baby and the bathwater” thing, where we throw out the baby with the bathwater trying to keep us so secure. You can have a total security state where we give up all rights. We would be physically very secure, but I think in a democracy such as ours we decide to take some risks in society. We all agree to take some risks. Otherwise, we'd just have the police stopping everyone on the street making sure that they're not criminals. We tolerate some amount of risk in society. That is the nature of living in the world. This building could collapse tomorrow. There's a probability of risk. We built it to 98% but not to 100%, because you couldn't do that. That's just the nature of life.
On February 10th, 2011. See this statement in context.