Of course, I don't really know whether they would pull an Obama as soon as they took office and reverted their positions by 180 degrees, but at least their positions aren't fascist and mercantilist crap from the get-go.
Yes, we range the second-lowest when it comes to violent crimes (despite of having lots of guns; long guns however) but we also do something that must be terrifying for US Americans: We swear. A Lot. In public. On stages. In TV. On the fucking Internet. Everywhere.
Yes, imagine, we even have the right not to be spied upon by the USA. Yes, funny enough, the NSA spying on foreigners is of course a violation of the 4th amendment, unless "...upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Wholesale surveillance neither qualifies for "probable cause", nor for "particularly".