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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:26 PM

9. So, why is OUR government so hot to spy on us?

Are they really just evil? I don't actually think so. Not all of them. The government is made up of people and I don't think they are ALL bad people. So, do they think they need to do this to protect us? Do they really think they will find the bad guys this way? Are they thinking that they can ultimately use it to squash dissent (which I would classify as evil)? What?

I don't think I'm making a lot of sense here, but I wonder if we could really understand their motivations (short of them actually being hardcore power grabs), maybe we could find a way to counteract this. Or is it just that power corrupts and when you have some you just want more and more, no matter who you are?

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