When we are not bust designing fake terrorism plots to support our anti freedom laws we are ignoring the warning signs from our surveillance about actual terrorists. So give us more power and less accountability and we promise we will do better.
an addendum, apparently 8 of the 9 were on the French intelligence's watch list. But for whatever reason they decided to stop paying attention to what they were doing in the days leading up to the attack.
more surveillance allows them to let more threats through. Which in turn paves the way for more dictatorial laws. The end goal is not safety but a dictatorship where the few reap the benefits and wealth of the many.
There is much precedence in what is currently happening in the world if one only knows the history behind how most dictators rose to power.
step 1: create a threat
Step 2: use said threat to convince your citizens they need to transfer their rights and power to said individual to combat the threat.
Repeat step two until those that dissent are vastly outnumbered by those that will become slaves for the promise of safety and security.
Step 3: outlaw any groups that you deem undesirable, make sure to couch it in terms that it's for the betterment of society if these groups are no longer allowed.
Step 4: imprison and arrest anyone that still speaks against you.
Step 5: congratulations you turned another wealthy former democratic country into a 3rd world nation with a petty dictator at it's head that holds 99% of the nation's wealth and resources to play King with.
The question is will the police turn locked vehicles into unlocked ones to justify rifling through them. How many of those valuables will vanish along the way to the station to be recorded and put in a safe place for the owner?
Is cash going to be considered an easily misplaced item that will more often than not end up conviently forgotten in the officers pockets?
Let's be honest here. The last several presidential administrations have proven they have utter contempt for the rights and privledges granted to citizens by the constitution. They are probably eager at the bit for any chance that will officially make the constitution so much toilet paper like they already treat it unoficially