Many years ago, Ayn Rand observed that despotic regimes will criminalize the citizenry by enacting so many laws as to make it impossible for any citizen not to break at least one.
Without probable cause, the NSA have been caught red-handed secretly capturing, storing and sharing the digital and telephonic lives of hundreds of millions of innocent American citizens not suspected of any crime. The all-encompassing data are stored for possible future review, it is said. Thus, their position is clear: everyone in America is a suspect to keep an eye on. This is what Ayn Rand warned against.
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