Privacy from government is essential for a free society to flourish, that’s why government attempts to thwart and diminish it at every turn. Privacy=terrorism has been the chief talking point for awhile now from the political class, to shame us all into relinquishing our privacy and ushering in total surveillance. Hence the war on cash, the war on encryption, etc. They want to surveil every breath you take, every transaction you make, and everything that gets in the way of that will be branded as terrorism.
More on cash and liberty from Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, who has an article in USA Today entitled, “Cash is the currency of freedom”, in which he discusses the push to abolish the $100 bill by former Treasury secretary Larry Summers.