We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
People tend to think "what I'm doing is OK" but not if someone else is doing the exact same thing, because I trust me, but not the someone else. Our government "trusts" NSA recording phone calls, but not Russia or the Ukraine, because they might have dirt on the wrong people...that's really the concern.
I am totally in favor of whatever that NSA is doing to protect me. They say the old faggots in charge of the NSA can listen to every computer exchange in the world. Only thing I wonder about is this, why can't they ever catch the young bloods who rip off our identities every day? Fake credit card charges got you down? Super good program the NSA has. Too bad it doesn't work worth a fuck.
I am in favor of the NSA doing whatever is legal in the effort to protect the country. I am opposed to the government breaking the law and I wish prosecutors would actually bring charges and go to trial when it happens.