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[–] Craxic 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

I disagree. Snowden isn't saying people care about free speech because they have something to say, he's saying that they care about free speech because they might have something to say in the future.

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[–] Drenki 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

So, I should care about the right to privacy because I will have something to hide in the future?

I just think it's a really bad analogy and people should not quote it as if it were something... smart.

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[–] Craxic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not because you will, because you might. If you've ever wronged someone, you probably have stuff you don't want them to know about you. Your privacy is important, because if they knew all your secrets, they could assassinate your character. Everyone thinks of the government as our friend. But its just an institution filled full of people just like you and me, and I don't want anybody knowing all my personal details, even though I have nothing to hide.