Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord Says She’s OK With the Government Tracking Her Phone Calls
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Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord tackled a question about the NSA Prism Scandal at this past Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, revealing that she’s OK with the government tracking her phone calls if it helps combat terrorism.
The question posed was: “Is this an invasion of privacy or necessary to keep our country safe — why or why not?”
Miss Alabama’s answer is as follows:
I think the society that we live in today, it’s sad that if we go to the movies, or to the airport, or even to the mall that we have to worry about our safety. So I would rather someone track my telephone messages and feel safe wherever I go than feel like they’re, um, encroaching on my privacy. So both, then?
Margaret’s controversial response comes after fellow Miss USA competitor Miss Utah Marissa Powell drew criticism when she used the phrase “create education better” in response to a question about women earning less money than men.
Do you agree with Miss Alabama?