Because freedom can't protect itself
Just read an internet comment on this matter. It said:
"Government surveillance will only be used on you. The multi-year pattern of fraud on Wall Street will be surveilled by a deaf man using yarn running through tin cans."
I wonder, it is always about the American privacy, the American lives, the American way of live, ..... You are embarrassed that your government spies on you, but its fine that your government spies on the rest of us.
Wouldn't it be much better to fight for privacy as a human right instead of an American right ?
Color, race, gender, nationality,... whatever you use to differentiate it puts you in a bad corner.
How's all that hope-y change-y stuff working out for you?
So much for Obama and civil liberties.
Who do we have left?
I agree that the issue of government surveillance is not only an American issue, but a global issue as well. However it is apporitate that we tackle this in our homeland at the very least, before we can move on and establish laws for other countries. No matter what country you live in the government has no right to acess it's citizen's private email and or messaging in social networks. However, if someone is being investigated for terroist activities should they be suveilled? It could help secure national security. In closing, the government has no right to eavesdrop on our lives, however in certain situations it could prove benificial.
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