The government should be able to spy on its citizens. In these times, it is a matter of national security. There should be precautions, such as a warrant, but there are those that are willing to carry out plans to kill many American citizens, and it is becoming increasingly easier to obtain dangerous weapons.
Yes, the government should be able to spy on citizens, if it means protecting the country from people who want to do bad things. The government has a responsibility to protect its citizens from bad actors. If the government is spying on people who have never shown signs of being involved in something nefarious, that is wrong. If the government is spying on citizens who have shown intentions to do terrible things, that is just protecting the good citizens of the country.
Yes, the government should be allowed to spy on some of its citizens, particularly those on terrorist watch lists. The government is in place to defend certain people from the rest of the nation. It is fine for the government to use some of its power to watch those suspected of terrorism.
There is absolutely no evidence of the efficiency of mass surveillance. Watching everyone's phones and social media has been shown to be ineffective and scarily close to 1984
We already have security cameras everywhere and, for example, the Patriot Act has forced the government into our everyday lives, meaning we are no longer private individuals but monitored products. We cannot watch certain things, we cannot say certain things, we cannot do certain things, and that, by its very nature, is slavery and the definition of living in a Nanny State
The government shouldn't be able to spy on citizens who have done nothing wrong and those who are law-abiding though those who could cause a potential threat should be spied on for the sake of national security. Those who could be harmful to society must be spied on for safety.
The government should not be allowed to spy on its citizens. Americans have protections from unlawful searches and seizures, and a guaranteed right to privacy protected by the U.S. constitution. Any government spying on citizens is a violation of the constitution. Government officials that spy on citizens should be stripped of their power; agencies caught spying should face reforms.