Any genuinely democratic government would want to guarantee its people complete basic freedoms. But the reality is such that many governments tend to face major challenges in guaranteeing those basic freedoms. The governments end up having to spy on their people. The governments, through their agents, end up having to stop people on the streets and carry out searches against them… and so on.
The first major challenge that the government faces in guaranteeing people complete basic freedoms is in the fact that some people are likely to abuse those freedoms, to infringe on other people’s rights.
The second major challenge that the government faces in guaranteeing people complete basic freedoms is in the fact that some people are likely to use those freedoms to bring it (the government) down.
So the government ends up having to walk a tight rope, between doing its best to guarantee people’s basic freedoms and also ensuring that the freedoms are not abused. That is why, for instance, inmates may be allowed to receive emails through services like corrlinks.com (which is, at its core, a dedicated inmate email system also referred to as Corrlinks email) but where, at the same time, the emails have to be checked before they are passed on to the inmates. An ideal situation would be to give the emails to the inmates without reading them. But that is just too risky, so the government sometimes ends up being forced to first check the mails.Full Review