PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDITION OF DREAMLAND AND THE SUBSCRIBER INTERVIEW
WILL BE POSTED AT 10AM PACIFIC TIME SATURDAY 06/15/13.
Bradley Manning and now Edward Snowden have risked their lives and their freedom to disclose official secrets. Why? Is it right or wrong, good or bad? And what does it mean for the future? The US Constitution does not specifically guarantee a right of privacy, but the ACLU has filed a lawsuit claiming that the NSA’s Prism program is a violation of the 4th Amendment right to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures.
Linda Moulton Howe interviews one of the ACLU’s lawyers, asking him about the suit, and we explore the question of which is more important to us: our privacy or our safety from terrorist attack.
Across the whole spectrum of America’s political life, trust in government is eroding. At the same time, we need the protections that government affords. We explore where the line should be drawn.