alan wrote:Hi friends.
The government is not trying to take over your home.
I have watch government control of citizens lives increase since the 70's. The final straw was the patriot act, which pretty much strips US citizens of any right of privacy or guarantee of of due process. Do you live in the US?
Whatever Snowdens faults may be, he has by circumstance been cast as a defender of the US Consitution.
Well said Morlock, that was the main point I was trying to make in a recent topic (now locked). Snowden is not perfect, but he has done one good important action
- revealed the extent of Government surveillance of even innocent civilians. Someone
had to do it, and it happened to be Snowden. A question: so do the People just roll over and accept that they should no longer expect any privacy whatsoever in their communications, or do they demand that their elected representatives
- which is what Government is supposed to be - wind back this abhorrent and unconstitutional infringement of basic human rights?
It will be interesting to see if there is enough of a groundswell of resolve to see the right of ordinary persons who are not suspected of any crime, to not
have phone conversations, emails and other communications listened to, recorded etc by the Govt. Unless there is a valid suspicion of a crime, and a properly obtained warrant, there is no justification for it!