1. After 9-11 everything is different. The people who wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights never experienced the kind of danger we have.
  2. Terrorists are people who irrationally want to hurt us. And, because their actions are wrong, there is no reason to investigate allegations by whistleblowers that we did something to them first.
  3. Terrorist really hate us for our freedoms, which is why we need a police state to protect us from them.
  4. If we are to protect our democracy, some of our elected leaders must be kept in the dark about what our government is really doing or else they might leak it to the people.
  5. Current examples of domestic spying aren’t really that bad. It is better not to worry about the surveillance state until it is too big to do anything about.