They should if it is going to keep us a lot safer than they should its like saying no i do not want you to spy on me but i still want to be safe well people you can't have it both ways if its going to keep us safe from 9/11 attacks they should be allowed
Unless you have something to hide you shouldnt care wether or not Obama listens to your phone calls. This is for YOUR OWN SAFETY. They can catch crimes before they happen if they could listen in on phone calls. Why dont you think of it this way? Either there are more crimes or they get to read your texts.
ITS NOT LIKE THE GOVERNMENT IS GONNA COME AND SIT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM! They are doing it for YOUR safety!!! If you don't want a complete stranger listening in on yourone calls dont say something that private! Most people don't want the U.S to spy on us is because they're probably cheating on a spouse and they don't want anyone to find out...
We have rights as Americans, and while this spying would keep us safer it would intrude on our rights. We should be able to have a certain amount of privacy. Even though many awful tragedies have happened in the past does not mean that the government should not trust us.
This is simple, even the head of NSA knows that it is useless. A study by Washington Times shows that Keith B. Alexander of NSA stated, "The number of terrorist plots foiled by the NSA’s huge database of every phone call made in or to America was only one or perhaps two."
Here's the link: http://www.Washingtontimes.Com/news/2013/oct/2/nsa-chief-figures-foiled-terror-plots-misleading/#ixzz2kOhH7jKJ
How can this measure save lives? First we should stop the increasing levels and consumption of alcohol in our country and then talk about terrorist attacks. I dont want another 9/11 but we've got to face the truth, and this is that privacy cant be invaded, because the US is well known for respecting private property and rights.
This is what Russia used to do with the KGB - who the hell do they think they are? Screw you! It's now happening in the UK too, apparently to a greater extent concerning the amount of data collected. All of this stuff has been predicted for so many years by people who look beyond the brain-washing mass media and find out what 'executive' orders are being passed on weekends, when all have gone home and can't vote in person. Further, all of their plans are available on the Internet and are freely downloadable. Keep an eye on Syria cos' they're gunning for that one right now too. "We're here to protect you. Trust us and believe in us. No one else can save you from the terrorists who we control, as we command and fund them. It's gone too far, you can't do anything about it now....."
I well know that there is no "right to privacy" written into the U.S. Constitution but there is in fact the 4th Amendment which restricts "unreasonable search and seizure." When the government spies on its citizens, it violates that Amendment and weakens the Nation as a whole more than any attack could.
There is a need for all people to resist such spying. It is a sadness to me that many of the Nation's citizens are unaware of their Constitutional rights and their importance.
The very last thing the government should have is more power to spy on us than they already have to begin with. They never should have been able to period, it is a total invasion of our privacy that we all have a right to. We are not innocent till proven guilty, or at least I thought we weren't, it's hard to tell in this country anymore. But no way should the government have the authority or more to the point any further authority to spy on Americans to prevent anything. It is not right, no matter what the supposed ends are.
Americans have a right to privacy above all. Another writer on this issue has it right--giving up liberty for security means we deserve neither. Spying on Americans has never been cool. There must never be a "big brother" society in which every movement is monitored. Spying is a violation of civil rights, plain and simple.
It is unrealistic to think that this type of invasive action will prevent attacks. It only results in the government clamping down harder on our personal liberties. If we give the government too much power, then it is only a matter of time until they abuse that power. The citizens of this country must hold on to the freedoms we have left. Maybe if we weren't bombing innocent civilians in other countries then we wouldn't have a threat of terrorist attack. You know what a terrorist attack is? It's that that thing where a foreign country flies into your country and bombs your civilians.
The prevention of attacks can be prevented by decreasing the amount of outlets that someone could possibly use to attack. This does not have to include spying on an innocent American citizen who has a right not to be spied on. The United States is made up of citizens, not a government.