It kind of drives me crazy when people excuse survelliance by saying, "What have you got to hide?"
Which is missing the point. It isn't whether you've done anything wrong. It's whether you can trust the listeners not to do anything wrong.
It's dangerous to assuming the listeners will always be good guys. Or that they'll always be right. That they'll understand what's going on. Hell, even that they'll even be competent.
My biggest fear would be that they overreact. Cause, basically, I think our country has been overreacting for a decade now.
It seems to me that the same people who squawk about the Constitution are the same ones who are OK with this kind of intrusiveness.
So I'm going to to give our Founding Fathers some credit for understanding something about "Unreasonable search and seizures" and how they lead to tyranny.
But most of all -- even if you excuse all the above -- it's none of their damn business.
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