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  •  Yeah, I cringed from the opening moments of the (2+ / 0-)
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    allenjo, tardis10

    'Hey, the Founding Fathers were just like the NSA!' part.

    One thing I noticed in that litany of patriotism performed through spying was that in each case he listed, the people being spied upon were enemies of America.  Not the American people as a whole.  Paul Revere wasn't spying on Ben Franklin or George Washington.  He was 'spying' on the activities of hostile forces.

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