I have nothing to hide. I don't break the law, I don't write hate e-mails, I don't participate in any terrorist organizations and I certainly don't leak secret information to other countries/terrorists.
The most the government will get out of reading my e-mails is that I went to see Now You See It last week and I'm excited the Blackhawks are kicking ass.
If the government is able to find, hunt down, and stop a terrorist from blowing up my office building in downtown Chicago, I'm all for them reading whatever they can get their hands on.
For my safety and for the safety of others so hundreds of innocent people don't have to die, please read my e-mails!
**Edit:** Wow I had no idea this would blow up over the weekend.
First of all, your President, the one that was elected by the majority of America (and from what I gather, most of you), actually EXPANDED the surveillance program.
In essence, you elected someone that furthered the program.
Now before you start saying that it was started under Bush, which is true (and no I didn't vote for Bush either, I'm 3rd party all the way),
why did you then elect someone that would further the program you so oppose?
Michael Hayden himself (who was a director in the NSA) has spoke to the many similarities between Bush and Obama relating to the NSA surveillance.
Obama even went so far as to say that your privacy concerns were being addressed. In fact, it's also believed that several members of Congress KNEW about this as well. BTW, also people YOU elected.
Now what can we do about this? Obviously vote them out of office if you are so concerned with your privacy. Will we? Most likely not.
In fact, since 1964 the re-election of incumbent has been at 80% or above in every election for the House of Representatives.
For the Sentate, the last time the re-election of incumbent's dropped below 79% was in 1986. (**Source:** http://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/reelect.php).
So most likely, while you sit here and complain that nothing is being done about your privacy concerns, you are going to continually vote the same people back into office.
The other thing I'd like to say is, what is up with all the hate?!?
For those of you saying "people like you make me sick" and "how dare you believe that this is ok" I have something to say to you.
So what? I'm entitled to my opinion the same way you are entitled to your opinions. I'm sure that are some beliefs that you hold that may not necessarily be common place.
Would you want to be chastised and called names just because you have a differing view point than the majority?
You don't see me calling you guys names for not wanting to protect the security of this great nation.
I invited a debate, not a name calling fest that would reduce you Redditors to acting like children.