I dont necessarily feel threatened or scared personally knowing that the government can read my emails and can keep track of my texts, calls, etc.. i have nothing to hide, what i do is probably of absolutely no interest to them. but i still do not want my privacy infringed upon, we all have the right to privacy and the government could care less. but like others have said, its not necessarily the privacy thing thats scary, its the EXTREME imbalance of power that scares me.
i 100% believe that the government HAS TO fear the people, not the other way around.
its not even debatable anymore that the government does not fear the people and that the people absolutely fear the government. the people have to be the ones watching their back, making not sure to say/do the wrong thing, not fuck up, etc. in fear that the government will prosecute them. meanwhile the government is completely ass raping our freedom and privacy, breaking laws left and right, completely ignoring the constitution and the well being/freedom of the people, and we know about it, and cant do shit about it but bitch and moan.
when you really think about the state of our country and realize how we are having our rights and privacy shit on all the time, its pretty fucking disturbing.
i also want to point out the video someone posted earlier about the kid saying something on facebook and now being in jail for it.. that kid didnt have shit to hide. just said something stupid on facebook and now he's in jail, possibly for a long time and his life is completely ruined, and this isnt a result of his actions, because his actions, while stupid, should be completely fine, its 100% a result of our corrupt government.