Saying it’s okay for the government to spy on you because you’re innocent and you have ‘nothing to hide’ … Is like saying it’s okay for the government to censor free speech because you have ‘nothing to say.’
What does that mean for a society, for a democracy, when the people that you elect on the basis of promises can basically suborn the will of the electorate?
That current, serving officials of our government are so comfortable in their authorities that they’re willing to tell reporters on the record that they think the due process protections of the 5th Amendment of our Constitution are outdated concepts. These are the same officials telling us to trust that they’ll honor the 4th and 1st Amendments. This should bother all of us.