June 20, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Controversial NSA surveillance tactics
The government is protecting its citizens
I’m sorry so many Americans feel like their own government is spying on them. [“NSA director says attack against Wall Street foiled,” News, June 19.]I do not feel like our government is spying on me. I feel like it is doing the best it can to protect me and my family from fanatics and lunatics with bombs.
Perhaps the greatest success of international terrorism is the extent to which it has made us distrust our own government.
Fred LaMotte, Steilacoom
Democracy is leaking away
I am surprised to see that if an individual “rats” on illegal spying by the United States government on its citizens — with some lame excuses — she or he is pursued as doing great harm.
This tells me that our treasured democracy is leaking away. I’m afraid it has been for quite a while. That is how empires fall. Alas!
Paulita Bernuy, Seattle
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