Washington's Blog reported:
"Now, we have a system of pervasive, pre-criminal surveillance where the government wants to watch what you’re doing just to see what you’re up to, to see what you’re thinking, even behind closed doors."
It's the freedom to be a rat in a surveillance maze. Facial recognition, financial information, domestic military mobilization, and declining middle class. Once upon a time a signature characteristic of democracies was a growing middle class. Secretary of State Condi Rice once lectured the world in this regard.
Update 6-11-14: Government lawyers say the NSA is "too big to comply" with a court order.
Update 6-19-14: A Gallup poll shows U.S. Congressional approval at a historic low. A mere 7% said they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress, down from last year's 10 percent.