Warrantless recording of texts is civil rights nightmare

I am absolutely opposed to this. This is the same as saying we are all suspects before any crime has been committed. What is so bitterly ironic is that these are eerily similar to the attitudes and practices (wire tapping private citizens, reading private mail and then ratting out people to the authorities) that we despised in the Soviet Union and China during the Cold War. We are so quick to believe that this is "for our own protection." Naive and dangerous. Without privacy, individuals have no power. Once your civil rights are gone you won't get them back without a bloody fight.

C. Barnes