Not a Monarchy?
The current state of affairs makes one wonder if some don't believe the U.S. is in fact a monarchy. Joe Galloway, of We Were Soldiers fame, makes a good point. What will it take for people to become truly upset about these abuses? I suppose so far it doesn't seem so bad, no one has come out that doesn't look suspicious (i.e. middle eastern) claiming they were spied on without reason. So maybe they are just using these tools for our own good. I'm not convinced. I am far from a paranoid pot-head who doesn't want the government knowing that I bought a dimebag because they listened to my phone. It's the fact that they openly admit to spying on American's for whatever reason that bothers me, because even if they are just using it for the WAR ON TERROR right now who's to say they won't one day say, "Hey, you know what, this could be a wonderful political tool." Far off? I think not especially not if as far as anyone is concerned its legal.