PRISM is a heavy handed and appalling intrusion into everyone's privacy by the US government, with no mandate from us and offering us no benefit. With no other superpower to keep them in check, it is up to brave individuals like Edward Snowden to tell the world. Then it is up to the world to tell the US: "Back off, you've gone too far!" We are a sovereign nation - a point we proudly made back in 1985 over nuclear arms, and again in 2012 over Kim Dotcom. Mr Key and fellow Kiwis, it's time to do it again!