You say: "The U.S. government is required by law and by custom to balance the competing interests of public safety and individual privacy..."
Can you please cite the specific legislation that requires this balance? What penalties does that legislation provide if the legislators disobey this law and fail to "balance competing interests?"
lol, what a load of nazi garbage your column is. Say hi to Hitler for me, you thug.
Gee whiz, Hitler couldn't have said it any better. Get two paycheques, do you? Picture a boot stamping on a human face forever, you Nazi sympathizer. What a rotten editorial position. It doesn't take much courage or fortitude to side with government and aginst the perople.