Born of the Will to be Free

Because the West Wing often says it best, in the words of Sam Seaborn, why I think privacy is so important and why the recent news about the NSA is more than troublesome:

"It's about the next twenty years... the next two decades are going to be about privacy. I'm talking about the Internet, I'm talking about cell phones, I'm talking about health records and who's gay and who's not. Moreover, in a country born of the will to be free, what could be more fundamental than this."