In reading various articles, blogs, and comments I've observed quite a few individuals support the NSA's activity in gathering the electronic records of US citizens and other residents. The argument they use is that the private sector, organizations like communication and Internet based companies, have been doing this for years. Slurping our data at every corner as we make phone calls or browse the web.
- To defend individual rights and freedoms.
- To promote the value of personal responsibility for actions.
- To reduce the burdens of government on people.
- To reinforce the individual's right to define their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.