Think about all the Lives lost on that fateful day. (Minus those two bastards) Would we really as a society want their blood shed in vain? Where we purposely did not allow the FBI to do their jobs? Where information that could prevent another Terrorist attack was not accessed? I am sorry to say this But in this case: If we let Rights go before Government/Bureau powers we will give terrorists another devastating tool of anonymity to premediate future attacks perhaps more devestating than this one...
The government should only be able to unlock that one phone. The problem is the wording of the document. It opens the door for every phone. It needs to be a very specific order so they can unlock it otherwise the government will use it to unlock each citizens phone.
I believe that the United States government should force Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone. That way Apple can keep all of the secrets and techniques to unlocking the phone to themselves. They would only need to give the United States government all social media information and messaging from the phone.
In a case like this, when there seems to be an obvious villian, it can be easy to simplify issues and make them seem really one-sided. But the truth is, government surveillance is a slippery slope. Sure, the San Bernadino cases seems like an easy one, but... How will would the govenermet use this power moving forward?
The United States government should not be allowed to force Apple to unlock the San Bernardino's shooter's phone because to do so would be an affront on various grounds. It would require Apple to effectively work for the government in a law enforcement capacity, which is not its job. Also, it would requires expense to Apple; and worse, open up a massive potential for government abuse.
If the government does this, this would break down our moral wall of privacy. If the government is allowed to break into his phone, can't they do it to anyone? Personally, I believe this would give the government too much power. America is loosing it's freedom by "simple" acts like this that will lead to bigger acts and eventually could lead to a totalitarianism government, which America is on its way.