Friday, September 27, 2013
Senators push bill to end phone record collection
1. http://hosted2.ap.org/txdam/e109e277e48c4e219e07a1d4710177b3/Article_2013-09-25-US-NSA-Surveillance/id-237f669ecd5749328a47e433d99cd9cb (Dallas Morning News, published September 25, 2013)
2. Category of Issue: Personal Privacy
3. Level: National
4. Senators are pushing to end the phone record collection by enacting a bill.
5. I do not think that people like the idea of the government going through their emails, messages and listening to their phone calls. This invades their privacy and makes them feel like they are always being watched. Having Senators enact on trying to end the bill is a good thing for individuals because they may feel as though the government is listening to their concerns on trying to secure their privacy.
6. I understand that having the NSA going through messages is just a way for them to monitor terrorism, but I do not like the fact that it invades people’s privacy. I don’t think that anything I say should matter to the government, because they are "personal" phone calls. Just because the government does a random sample of Verizon customers does not mean that the in fact "terrorist" they are trying to find isn't a Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T or some other phone provider customer. I think that Senators trying to end the collection is in fact a good idea because it affects personal privacy and will make people feel like maybe their privacy is being restored.