This was inspired by a piece in the New York Times, "No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A.". Even if we trust the government today — and the coordinated federal effort to crush the Occupy movement is one reason among many why I would not — governments change. If you give immense power to someone, they will eventually use it. And eventually that someone will not be a nice person.
Cross-posted from Rall.com