"A government should fear its people, not the other way around."
I think that quote's correct, anyway, what the US government has been doing is unconstitutional , plain and simple. When a government is so corrupt, and so large, that it has to constantly surveil its citizens, there is obviously a big problem with the government.
How much privacy do we need? Should the government enforce it? YES! The government needs to make sure that all Americans get the privacy they deserve. The United States Constitution wants to make sure that every is being just and fair, especially with privacy. The government wants Apple to open up a phone's password and thinks that it as confidential information in it. Will you pick a side?