Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, recently revealed that NSA tried to corrupt him. They wanted him to build a special NSA back-door into the Linux operating system. Writing to Becky Akers, a reader notes the obvious, "This is more evidence the NSA cares nothing about the regime's stated enemies or terrorists. All it cares about is spying on common Americans, and it doesn't care if the Russians, Chinese, Iranians and Israelis do the same."
Whether John Ashcroft's "new paradigm" or Barack Obama's "new normal," it doesn't really matter. Because neither is friendly to freedom. In fact the whole massive spying apparatus that presently captures and stores "the content of trillions of telephone conversations, texts and emails, and can access that content at the press of a few computer keys" proves beyond doubt that the U.S. federal government is openly hostile to freedom today.
So how about joining in a little civil disobedience?