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Should government be allowed to spy on citizens?

Asked by: tkt123
  • Is privacy more important then safety

    I rather have no privacy and be alive .When you think about if the government spies on you loose your privacy while decreasing the chance of being another victim of terrorism but if you don't let them you increase the chance of being a victim. So its a loose loose. Would you want the government take your privacy or would you rather be a victim of terrorism and still not have privacy

  • Is privacy more important than safety

    I rather have no privacy and be alive .When you think about if the government spies on you loose your privacy while decreasing the chance of being another victim of terrorism but if you don't let them you increase the chance of being a victim. So its a loose loose. Would you want the government take your privacy or would you rather be a victim of terrorism and still not have privacy

  • Is privacy more important than safety

    I rather have no privacy and be alive .When you think about if the government spies on you loose your privacy while decreasing the chance of being another victim of terrorism but if you don't let them you increase the chance of being a victim. So its a loose loose. Would you want the government take your privacy or would you rather be a victim of terrorism and still not have privacy

  • Overall safety of the society

    Government has a duty of providing safety to its citizen from dangerous elements of the society. And if spying on citizens helps to do that job in an easier and better way then it must be allowed. We as citizens should support government at times rather than criticising all the time.

  • Privacy should be prioritized over security.

    The fourth amendment states that we will be free from "unreasonable searches and seizure", and as such government spying on its own citizens is constitutionally illegal. The NSA's spying on its citizens is seizing information without a warrant, albeit electronically. Additionally such a program lends itself to certain abuses. In fact, the NSA has already recorded an instance of abuse, where an employee used the nature of the program in order to spy on nine women, and was only called out on it when one of the women complained that they thought that their boyfriend was tapping her phone calls.

  • The need to Gtfo

    You can't just spy on someone without a good reason. That is like having China attack Vietnam when neither has done anything to provoke the other. You can't spy on someone without proof they are a terrorist, traitor, etc. With proof that points to the possibility they might be a terrorist, then yes you can spy on them. Just saying anyone could be a terrorist is not a good reason.

  • Not without reasonable cause.

    Let me give and anecdote as to why spying is unfair: The FBI, in a campaign to catch suspected terrorists, sent an operative into a mosque somewhere in america. The operative had to act fundamentalist to try evoke other terrorists around the mosque. The people of the mosque eventually reported him to the FBI as an extremist and the whole mission "failed". How is that fair on the muslim people? To label people as a terrorist because of race. And similar operations happen all over the states and some even worse methods.

    Since when did safety equal surveillance? Not only is it unfair to the hard working and normal person to be eternally labelled as a potential threat but it shows how paranoid and elitist a government is to indiscriminately antagonize their people into good behavior.


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