Face it, the people don't want to really be free. They want to feel safe above all else. They are so afraid of terrorism when the fact is they are most likely to die from complications of their obesity or from a car accident because they were distracted while they were updating their facebook page.
I wonder about this.
Who would take one for the team, if it meant no mass surveillance?
Who would accept the cost in lives from the unstopped terrorism that could* result from a lack of surveillance? (*I know this is a stretch)
Who would be willing to die, if it meant their family would be free from surveillance?
Why not ask people in countries torn by terrorism? Would they exchange terrorism for excessive surveillance?