Does a person's right to privacy depend on their status?
Aug 17, 2018
All the time people lament the access the government has to our phone calls, text messages, and internet activity. They think their are certain boundaries as described in out "right to be let alone" that should preclude the government from this activity. I understand why someone may not want a coworker to have this access, or even a friend or a family member. But what exactly do people feel they need to hide from the government? The government does not care about your personal relationships or communications and would only really look into these communications if they indicate a threat or some form of violence. In my opinion, the access the government has to my communications is a very small price to pay for increased national security. I believe we must surrender this degree of privacy for the collective good. Does anyone think the government should have little to no access to our online communications?