The 4th Amendment to the U.S. constitution is clear and unequivocal.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Forfeiting our privacy rights and protection from illegal search & seizure, as guaranteed in the U.S. constitution, is something all Americans should categorically reject.
I’m sick of Neocon war hawks, like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who claim to be concerned about civil liberties in one breath, then go on to engage in fear mongering in the next. They are actively engaged in an effort to rationalize and justify the massive overreach of our government, which is rapidly turning America into police state.
Someone needs to remind our representatives, and our president, that they are sworn to uphold our constitution.
There is no trade off between liberty & security. I’ll accept the risk of terrorism, rather than forfeit my liberty.