Americans are idiots

Sorry, but it’s true. I really hate to resort to blanket generalizations of my countrymen, but seriously – there’s just no other way to explain this.

A majority of Americans initially support a controversial National Security Agency program to collect information on telephone calls made in the United States in an effort to identify and investigate potential terrorist threats, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The new survey found that 63 percent of Americans said they found the NSA program to be an acceptable way to investigate terrorism, including 44 percent who strongly endorsed the effort. Another 35 percent said the program was unacceptable, which included 24 percent who strongly objected to it.

Underlying those views is the belief that the need to investigate terrorism outweighs privacy concerns.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin

Like I said, idiots.

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