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Should the Boston bombings take privacy 'off the table?'

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  • No, not ever.

    Privacy should NEVER eradicated. While it WAS a horrible act and the reaction was impressive in a fairly frightening, catastrophic future sort of way, there are certain things that we should never hand over. Privacy and freedom (of thought, feeling and belief) are two of these things. While it may seem a good idea in the immediate, the long term ramifications are horrifying.

  • No, they should do their job while honoring privacy.

    Privacy should not be taken off the American table, it is a constitutional right and the government should be able to do it's job and do it well while still honoring the right to privacy. If it cannot, then there's a huge problem. It's tempting in such an emotional and devastating case to make such a consideration, but it is not wise.

  • No. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

    First, the goal of terrorism is to instil fear into society and restrain our freedom. If we sacrifice our freedom, they succeed. Plain and simple.

    Second, it is the job of the government to find out how to fight terrorism while keeping our freedom. They are paid to do it, not for being lazy and rely on wiretapping and surveillance of US citizens. It is their job to find out how. If they fail to do so, they fail at their job. Fire them.

    To finish, I quote Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founders:
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

  • No, not ever.

    Privacy should NEVER eradicated. While it WAS a horrible act and the reaction was impressive in a fairly frightening, catastrophic future sort of way, there are certain things that we should never hand over. Privacy and freedom (of thought, feeling and belief) are two of these things. While it may seem a good idea in the immediate, the long term ramifications are horrifying.

  • No, they should do their job while honoring privacy.

    Privacy should not be taken off the American table, it is a constitutional right and the government should be able to do it's job and do it well while still honoring the right to privacy. If it cannot, then there's a huge problem. It's tempting in such an emotional and devastating case to make such a consideration, but it is not wise.


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