Indeed, it seems like many American have a ho-hum attitude toward the Snowden case. It is as if they can live with the government’s spying as long as they are assured it helps keep them safe from terrorist threats.
However, people should be more concerned with keeping their privacy and freedom of speech safe from government threats. And we have Snowden to thank for making us aware of the seriousness of those threats.
Cary Brunswick is a columnist for The Daily Star in Oneonta N.Y. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.