I have to disagree. I feel that an important freedom is privacy. And that has nothing to do with drugs and/or sex, specifically. When I vote, there is a curtain for a reason. I don't have to divulge what side I am on. When I complain about policies to family, firends, whomever, the government shouldn't have access to that. It is way too easy to stifle organized protests and to dig up dirt and make life difficult for someone who dissents.
Further, I'd rather have more money and energy directed towards things that harm people on a daily basis. What about actually staffing the FDA? What about actually financing decent healthcare. Yes, it is scarey to think that you can be harmed or killed by terrorism, but statistically, that is much less likely to hurt you than bad food, harmful chemicals and not being able to afford adequate medical services.
Further, the people who spy are just that, people. The spies are no more highly evolved than the rest of the schlubs. The more people who are involved, the more likely you will see thieves, deranged individuals out for revenge or mentally unstable people who have access to sensitive data.
I would like to receive packages from Amazon, or where ever else I feel like shopping, without having the grubby hands of carriers or the government on my products. Another hand on something is one more chance for that item to be tampered with.
That terrorizes me more than the thought of attacks in my life on a daily ordinary basis.