Security’s ends justify means

I have nothing to hide. How many times have we all been shocked by news that government agencies were warned of threats or plans of terrorism, and no action or communication between agencies happened? That is the bad news. If our watchdogs now sniff around and, hopefully, bark, why should we be unwilling to give up a little privacy in the bargain?

I’m more concerned that information gained is shared and acted upon. I send no messages for which I’d be embarrassed or threatened to have a computer scan for suspicious patterns. If I received such, I’d like it scrutinized. We can’t have it both ways, as in, “Leave me alone, but get information to protect all of us.” Perhaps the ends justify the means. No harm, no foul.

Helen James


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