Security plays an important role in protecting the public from certain harms in society. Without security, freedom is in harm of being taken away. It is important that people are protected to prevent tragedies that might happen when there aren't surveillance. Overall, security allows us to enjoy our freedom instead of it being taken away from us.
Safety is with some freedom. Anarchy is messy and only the strong survive.
I'm not advocating for the full 1984 totalitarianism thing here, just that we have to give up the option to do x to keep society stable.
For example, do you want to live in a land where murder isn't illegal? That's giving up the freedom to take the life of another person.
At what end must we all pay to have our basic human right taken away from us? We owe it to ourselves to keep freedom unscathed from governmental tyranny and oppression. To what expense must we all pay to hand over the one thing that makes life worth living? Freedom is as important as breathing the air that surrounds us. It is what makes life worth living. It is how we express ourselves. Without it life is not worth living. It is a fundamental right.
I am all for protecting people but when does it go too far? What freedoms will we have left, when the governments have there way and when will we ever get them back?
I have nothing against protecting people, from threats but there comes a point when those protecting us go too far when they become as greater threat to the people they are suppose to protect, than the enemy.
Freedoms exist for a reason, what remains is the bare minimum people agreed as being basic rights and freedoms for individuals in democratic society's. If we keep stripping away these basic freedoms and rights than the democratic governments become no better than the monarchy's and dictatorships they replaced.