While some are shocked, I doubt many are surprised. The government has been spying on citizens for a long, long time. Remember J. Edgar Hoover?
So, why is this different? Is it because the current administration has shown it's willing to allow federal employees to abuse their power? This isn't new either. If you want an example, look at the internment of U.S. citizens during WW2 due to their Japanese heritage.
This crap has gone on for as long as this country has been in existence and it will go on in the future, but it can be controlled if more people would take a little time to read the Constitution, become active in determining their elected officials and demanding the media becomes accountable by refusing to watch their shows, or read their periodicals.
Things never change, until enough people demand the changes and insure they happen. How this is accomplished can be my many methods, but no method works if enough people are not involved.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.