Obama has defended the intelligence-gathering system as a “modest encroachment” that Americans should be willing to accept on behalf of security.
“You cant have 100 per cent security and also then have 100 per cent privacy and zero inconvenience,” he said. “Were going to have to make some choices as a society. There are trade-offs involved.”
THEY WHO CAN GIVE UP ESSENTIAL LIBERTY TO OBTAIN A LITTLE TEMPORARY SAFETY, DESERVE NEITHER LIBERTY NOR SAFETY.