I just don't see where this mentality comes from other than looking at sensational arguments. When you factor in the man power that CSIS, NSA, and other related national security firms have access to, why on earth would, or how, could they even investigate every case? They can't, nor do. They merely screen certain content, and if the content, being text and location while also considering known threats, etc., give enough correlation to investigate upon, they will. It's no different then someone yelling out "I'm going to kill you" and then someone takes preventive action on the street. The only difference is one is in the digital field and one is physical.
Don't be so short-sighted. They may not have manpower now, but the records are forever. Who knows, maybe your grandchildren's grandchildren will be disqualified from Earth's exodus because of your views that were recorded today, as being not of the popular opinion of the future time. Too bad it is difficult to see the real future, alas, you may be judged into eternity. As those who have spoke previously, the very foundation from which America was built was to escape all those elements that seemed to rule their lives (religion, oligarchy, etc.). People wanted to be free to choose their own destiny and not have it hindered or manipulated by these elements they fled from.
It seems to me, by mass compiling data on it's citizens, the government can create better algorithms of law that keeps the status quo of the hidden oligarchy of the central banksters.
The US government has been getting increasingly better at their wolves-in-sheep's-clothing governing. Do people want the industrial-military complex and constant war? Or do they want better roads and less traffic? Some of you young guys have only known war and thus think nothing of it. It's comparable to that hamburger meat you buy. You don't see the cows in line getting butchered and tortured, but sure love that greasy cheeseburger. Jeb Bush as a candidate for presidency? Sure seems like an oligarchy to me.
I can go on and on but again, most of you will probably again shrug me off as some conspiracy nut job, but the older you get, the more in-tune with society you get, the more you see your government for what it is, and at this point, if you think you know, you don't.
What the US government is doing is invasion of privacy for whatever gains they see fit. It can hide under the guise of terror or crime control, but this data can also be used for population control as well. Think about it.
Edited by daweyo - 10/8/15 at 7:48am