Few Are Concerned About PRISM

Saturday I wrote that the PRISM uproar had the lifespan of a weekend. Hardly one of my bolder predictions. Judging by this report from the Pew Research Center, the American public could care less. Not only are few people terribly interested but opinions on government spying seem to be driven more by party affiliation than principle.

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There are other interesting results at Pew’s site.

Small wonder that President Obama and most members of Congress don’t seem obliged to go much beyond the defense that everything was legal, reviewed by the courts and that we need to do this to protect ourselves. Edward Snowden, the whistleblower, has ruined his life for naught.

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