I rarely agree with your postings, but I agree with this one. Give the government and inch under the supposition that it is for the greater good, and abuse is sure to follow. Today, anything that the government wants to hide is hidden under the "national security" ruse, with no means of verifying the truth of that claim. Snowden called them out, and now he has become an embarrassment to the US government, but not the US citizens. Any police officer that "feels threatened" can play that card in a bad shooting. The people are slowly losing control of government one small freedom at a time.My comment earlier was with tongue firmly planted in cheek, so here is my serious comment.
We in Oz are bombarded with legislation, designed to "protect"us. Each new legislation/ law takes away another small freedom. It may seem insignificant at the time but when they are all added together they impinge on your rights to move freely and be free.
In this instance, the cry if you ain't breaking the law you don't have a problem may be correct.
But do those who put themselves in the position of upholding the law have the right to lie to entrap people? Is the next step planting drugs on a known dealer
Because we know he is a dealer but just can't get the evidence?
Beware of allowing big Government to take away small freedoms, you will end up being their slave.
For those that speak the "if you've nothing to hide..." statement, let law enforcement set up a camera in your house or in your yard to ensure you've nothing to hide. If you are squeaky clean, would you object?