How the NSA makes us less safe
From Computer Tyme Support Wiki
Balance between Security and Privacy Myth
Many of you hear the NSA spying issue framed in the context of "Striking a balance between privacy and security". But this is a false characterization because it presumes that the NSA is increasing our security and making us safer. Not only is the NSA spying not making us more safe, it is in fact making us less safe. The NSA is creating new dangers to society and creating more vulnerabilities.
The Claim of Security
The NSA claims that the Boggie Man is out there and he's stalking you and your family, and if you don't let the NSA do what they want then terrorists are going to kill you and your family and blow up an atomic bomb in New York City. And you have to trust the NSA and not know anything they are up to. After all, they argue, if your dead what does privacy matter? Yeah, it looks a little unconstitutional but the NSA are spys and that's what spies do. If we don't let them break the law then how are they going to protect us? And you have to believe they are protecting us without proff or explanation because if they tell you how they are saving you then the Boogie Man will know and he'll get you.
That's their story. Are they right?
A record of Failure
No! So far there isn't a single instance where NSA spying has stopped a single incident.
The NSA undermines Constitutional Government and Rule of Law
The text of the 4th amendment says:
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.
It doesn't take a lawyer or legal genius to understand that the 4th Amendment does not mean "Tap the phones of everyone in the world without a warrant.