Since I live in the US, here is my opinion. 1. If someone is joking with another person on the Internet about some “hot” topic and being monitored without their knowledge, what is to stop the US government from breaking into their homes and taking all their equipment? 2. What if the US government intercepts a “terroristic” threat that they believe is coming from country “A” and the US governemt decides to block all Internet traffic from that country, but it is actually originating from country “B”. I believe in America and the rights of freedom, but lately, freedom is defined by what our government understands. If looking at someone’s POSTAL mail is illegal, this should be considered the same, or maybe they are going to look at that as well before you get the chance to read it first. The US Government had the chance to stop 9/11 before it happened. They knew it was going to take place and in some odd way, I think they are responsible for it. The economy was going down and they needed something for the American people to rally around and this is what happened. If you don’t believe me, take a look at our history. Around every 10 years, the economy takes a slump in one area or another, but then we also have some type of “war” and the government gets the American people behind it. It’s also apparent that America is becoming a dictatorship and trying to force other countries to see it “our” way and if they don’t, then we place them on our enemies list. It is sad to think that the worst thing that could be done in the governments’ eyes was to burn the flag. Now you have to think before you speak.