My side of this debate is to explain why the government should not have more in-depth profiles on its citizens and that we as a society must respect the fourth amendment. I believe that we should not be trying to keep information on our citizens, because it both is being abused, and has the potential for even more abuse. I would also like to point out the moral insincerity of keeping profiles on our citizens which are not as simple.
This debate is a obvious one , government should have the control to do this. Government should be monitoring people left and right to make this country a safer place to live. If there's people making calls to Iraq and Pakistan and no one on there family is in the military then that should be monitored. After all don't change it if it ain't broke .
A government created to serve the people should be serving the people, and not making the people serve them! Shouldn't we have information on our government rather than them having information on us? I am scared that our fourth amendment will be broken even more than it already has been, and that police and law enforcement will start to gain search warrants for everything. I would be for the government listening to our phone calls except for the fact that I believe it will become a stepping stone for future actions which are much more violating and invading of our lives. I fear that we will meet the same ending as Rome did. Rome did not end when barbarians sacked its capital. It ended when Octavian threw away the senate and replaced it with a completely different government. I fear that this is the fate we are headed towards, and that America will change for the worse.
My second argument is that I believe that we will simply lose more money if we try to control the population more. We already have a government so massive that we have hundreds of people regulating SCHOOL LUNCHES. Do we really be needing to increase our size of government and spend money which could be spent much better elsewhere?