Some of you may have been witness to the typical right-wing response to those expressing outrage at the warrantless surveillance of Americans. The usual party line goes something like this: Make it look like the fuzzy-headed liberal is freaking out about OMG TEH GOVT LISTENING IN ON MY PHONE CALLS!!!, when “obviously” this is a case of surveillance being performed against legitimate targets, and not average Americans.
The idea here, of course, is to make the liberal look like some kind of conspiracy nut.
Well, not so fast, there, Mr. Right-Wing Apologist: It looks like your hypothetical argument to make someone look like a nut MIGHT ACTUALLY BE THE CASE.
Take a minute and let that sink in.
All Americans. You, me, everybody.
All international communications: Phone, Internet, etc.
How much more of this are we supposed to put up with? How much more, before we actually do something about it?