No Means No! The NSA, Edward Snowden, And Privacy

When Edward Snowden revealed to the world that the National Security Agency (NSA) was tracking Americans’ digital transactions, many people were shocked. Should we be alarmed? Some say they don’t care that the government spies on them because they haven’t done anything illegal. But Prof. James Otteson argues that we should worry about invasions of privacy because they rob us of the ability to say “no”. Being able to say no to people or organizations that act in authority over us is a way to establish a boundary of freedom. This is why privacy is so important.