Even if we did get a bill of rights (that we really shouldn't need because in any 'free' society, freedom should actually include the freedom not to be spied on in every communication we make by our own governments), the spy agencies will completely disregard it, whitewash their activities and keep everything the same, with a general trend towards the total control they have gone slaveringly insane craving, whilst pretending they are defending our freedom. Which actually means defending the slave wages, the slave jobs, defending our freedom to choose from a variety of junk foods, freedom to be educated in only one version of history, the freedom to be anchored down by huge amounts of debt that many will never pay off just so that they have a roof over their heads, the freedom to consume more and more utter crap (barbie and action man anyone? Thanks for the indoctrination and the extra landfill America - you idiots), the freedom to listen only to music that makes money, the freedom to be overworked, the freedom to never have time for ones own family, the freedom to be exhausted, the freedom to be dismissed from employment because banks fucked up, but they still get away with their old tricks, whilst everyone else pays for their gambling addiction, the freedom to not be able to protest any more, the freedom to have more freedoms taken away from us, the freedom to have the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, the freedom to have no power and stand by and watch when corporations greed means our planet, our local environment is being destroyed around us....
Get my drift? Is 'freedom' like this really worth defending? The Internet was the only real space and freedom many of us had, which is why it is worth fighting to our last breaths to keep it unsullied by totalitarian, rogue, vicious, Nazi-core-values-masquerading-as-liberal governments that view the entirety of their populations as potential terrorists, and that includes all of those in five eyes.
In the UK, we petitioned hugely against a snoopers charter two or three years ago, and were most successful. So why are we even asking questions about how far GCHQ should go? GCHQ should not be going anywhere! GCHQ should have been stopped when our voices were made clear. GCHQ should have been ordered to stop all their programs of mass surveillance. The UK public were, for once, amazingly crystal clear and shouted with a deafening voice. No snooping, no spying. Absolutely none. No argument. So why isn't the apparatus already dismantled? It should be but it ain't. That's because GCHQ, the UK and American govts, along with other govts really do not give a flying f*ck about any of us. We are less than shit to them and to be regarded as such by them. They only crave more power and control and the completion of the new Nazi states they have erected around us,
The Internet can only ever thrive if a large part of it is like the wild west and dangerous. Because that's fun! A sanitised Internet... Doesn't really bare thinking about. It would get used but it wouldn't be fun enough to use for long. Mmm tasty ads and saccharin everywhere. The reason why the Internet has succeeded is because it has been and is currently inherently risky. That's what makes it so much darn fun! There's everything out there! It's amazing! But then governments try to control it and force it into a mold that it won't quite fit into. Porn filters in the UK? Kids are already bypassing it. And I'd be disgusted in educational levels if they currently cannot find a way to view their porn, because porn is still the only real way kids have of learning about sex. Did your father teach you how to masturbate or show you how to stimulate a clitoris? Of course not. Most boys, I can only speak for boys, learn from porn. Mags in the playground, reading stories, passing the information on etc.. But now they do it on their phones. Oh yes, one in the eye for all those mums and dads that think their little angels know nothing of the human body. (btw Stop treating your kids as if you own them and can control them! You gave birth to a human being, not a toy! You cannot protect the child from the world, you can only guide it with wisdom if the child is to be mature in any way or form. Which means talking with it and educating it, not leaving it to teachers ffs)
When this world decides to screw arms and instead feed the hungry.... Then humanity may be worth fighting for. But alas, we still haven't grown out of the infantile, incredibly infantile place our species currently makes toilet in, ie forever seeking power and control over others.
Ps.... To enhance my point, this link just came up on my g+ thread. NSA planting malware onto users pcs via Facebook. Utter c#unts the lot of them. http://mashable.com/2014/03/12/nsa-facebook-malware/?utm_cid=mash-com-G+-main-link