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> most of the American public ... love the idea of having the government spy on them ...

I suspect you're confusing "loving the idea" with "feeling trapped, unable to see any alternative".


Um, there is an alternative: Bernie. But while I like him, I can't say that a majority of Americans are big fans of him. So far, the majority of Americans appear to be fans of pro-spying candidates, so I think it's safe to assume that the majority of Americans support spying. And it's not just that one issue; most of those other candidates are also in favor of policies to benefit the moneyed elite, not the common voter. But Americans have convinced themselves, by and large, that they're all temporarily embarrassed millionaires and happily vote against their own interests in every election.

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