2. Freedom of Privacy
Privacy rights are all but dead in the post-9/11 world. The Patriot Act was only the beginning. As aforementioned, Snowden revealed the metadata mining program by the National Security Agency. For his revelations, he fled the U.S. to avoid prosecution.
American information is no longer secure. In the name of fighting terrorism, the government has run roughshod over our freedom of privacy. Many may have nothing to hide. However, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t fear the potential of an invasive state.