"Saying it’s okay for the government to spy on you because you’re innocent and you have “nothing to hide”... Is like saying it’s okay for the government to censor free speech because you have “nothing to say.” "
Edward Snowden
(1983-) IT security specialist, NSA whistleblower
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He does speak the truth
 -- Gunslinger, Texas     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    "........And the truth shall make you free!"

    Emphasis mine.

    Semper Fi.

     -- bruski, Naples     
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    100% agree, It is incredible that governments that promise to promote freedom have destroyed the individual privacy. In order to control his people, besides know the finance of every person exposing people to hell taxes, and expose them kidnappings and blackmails.
     -- Luis P, venezuela     
    Short, sweet and to the conclusion of an excellent constitutional point.
     -- Mary - MI     
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     -- Jim k, Austin      
    Privacy ? Nothing is hid, that shall not be exposed ! Whether good or evil. If, and I say If it were not for the need to know your enemy, there would be no need for a faithful honest watch. For the layman and/or average citizen, sacrifice is far from their daily lives. Trying the reins in the night, continues till the morning comes. Romans 8:27. Tyranny hides behind the cloak of Liberty and Freedom. Let the guard be tried and found honest and true, Before Put on Watch. Divine Providence outweighs democratic vote ! Cleaning house will come. " The truth shall make you free INDEED " I find when set at Liberty, one becomes a servant to do that which is Right, ( beware ) and not so much, what you like !
    Semper FI
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
    A non-sequitur if ever I heard one. "Is like.." -- bah, humbug !
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
    big diff between spying, and censoring; observation does not imply coercion
     -- david young, CDM     
    Spot on!
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
    Right on.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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