What are we accomplishing

Really - record text messages - What are we really accomplishing ? IS this just the same "making a perfect world" at the expense of reasonable privacy rights which really are important. Actually this is empire building on the part of whatever govenment department is doing this. May be they might want to disect excretment in order to find out what everyone is eating also? Really - lighten up government! Just because you CAN do it does NOT make it right.