The NSA versus the ACLU. Which do you trust more?
This YouTube video humorously casts a team of Santa suited Saint NSAs as constant “minders” like a journalist might be assigned when visiting North Korea. They know when you are sleeping and see when you’re awake. They know when you’ve been bad or good. Are you on their list, for goodness sake? Which side are you on? Do you trust the NSA more, or the ACLU?
How much warrantless wiretapping, cellphone tracking and data mining do you think we need? It’s a complex question. There is no doubt but that terrorist pose a threat to life and security. But it is equally clear that governments can run amok and begin “disappearing” all political opponents in an effort to establish permanent dictatorial rule. So it’s really a question of which threat you think poses the greater danger.