I'm going to make this quick -- trying to distill all my thoughts on the NSA into a blog post is impossible, but I feel the need to post something. I believe the actions of the NSA violate my privacy, violate the 4th amendment, and violate the rights of every person on the Internet. The US Government has Betrayed the Internet, and We Need to Take It Back. While I don't want to give free reign to terrorists, we have been talking about how our Constitution is what makes America great, and yet we have shredded that very document. I lose sleep over this not because of the ways the government claims its being used, but over the ways it could be misused -- the next Hoover, the next Nixon, the next McCarthy. It's time for us to return to a government that respects our rights and our constitution; It's time to return to checks and balances; It's time for America to be free again. I've been a member of the EFF for several years now, and it (along with organizations like the ACLU and other civil liberties organizations) is the only hope I have left for our country.