To me, this is a defining issue that pairs people from both left and right for strange
If you accept giving up your 4th amendment rights for "security", then you could also justify the loss of 1st an 2nd amendment rights too. For the good of the state.
We got ourselves into this quicksand by allowing political correctness, which got started in our institutions of higher learning, to become the law of the land, as idealism.
Like mmgw, it has become a religion.
You cannot offend anyone, so we must not profile members of a certain religion who commit 99.9% of all terrorism worldwide right now. We "feel" better about ourselves if we pretend it isn't so. We search for the rare exception (Tim McVeigh) to fortify that PC belief.
Instead, we allow the state to impinge our born right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and they greedily as many details and data about us as they can hold with their current capacities.
I heard one national msm reporter last night try to justify these actions by likening them to Google's scanning gmail accounts. The obviuos difference is that when you sign up for a gmail acct. you click "accept" willfully.
They will build new data centers to hold more of this data and we will not protest.
The heads of these agencies lie under oath (Clapper in March '13 to Sen. Wyden) to your elected officials and then admit it freely to the MSM (Andrea Mitchell, NBC this past Sunday) !
So far, the poll results are interesting.