I guess there is something to be said for the argument that only those with something to hide or wish to retain the right to do something they need to hide in the future, should fear the easdropping. But I guess, while agreeing with that premise, say that we need a government with less power, not more. Because power can shift quickly, especially the more centralized it is, and today's patriot could end up tomorrow's suspect. But correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't it a democratic presidency and a democrat appointed FBI director that obtained and screened a whole lot of IRS data, spying on people -- probably without any search warrant, and for political purposes? Something like 20000 people investigated solely because of their political views?