Because I definitely would not want the
.gov peeking in on me and finding out what I'm having for dinner or knowing that I love my family.
How do you feel about the private contractor that's doing the snooping knowing what you've had for dinner and that your wife has breast cancer and selling that information to companies who can now try to sell you miracle cancer cures? How comfortable are you with prospective employers knowing your child has autism and needs extra attention, which might possibly mean more absences from work?
Remember, most of the data collection and first-level analysis is not done by "the government" but by a private company that works for the government. And, that private company has corporate clients besides the government. How comfortable are you knowing that anyone who can afford to pay having access to all your personal communications?
And what happens that day you disagree with what the government is doing? How comfortable are you knowing that you're planning to go to a political demonstration? How comfortable are you with your boss or potential employer knowing?
How comfortable are you with a techie with anti-social tendencies having access with all your family's communication? Your wife's, your daughter's? Because who do you think is working for that private contractor who's working for the government?