Sources: EU Rights Commissioner, Reuters
quote: They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
quote: Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.
quote: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
quote: 4. The NSA gets wind of this, doesn't like the fact you are seeking to bring attention to issues that may become uncomfortable for them. 5. They decide to ensure the more vocal elements in your group do not make it to the protest, which subsequently falls on its face.
quote: In my opinion, populace anger is misdirected at the government (or at least the degree of which), when it should be directed at the lack of privacy laws and practices in the US.
quote: Not that I'm unconcerned about violations of privacy, but I can't but help to think all this shock and horror amounts to hypocrisy, or in the least absurd ignorance. Most people that I interact with in the States freely divulge private information on a daily basis (e.g. social media). With a name and address I can easily find: political and philanthropic donations, assets, stock trades, and corporate and philanthropic relationships.