Just a few years ago, the idea that the federal government was tracking every single call Americans made was something only the most paranoid individual might believe.
But today, we know that it’s true.
Many Americans have a well-earned suspicion of government. Remaining rational and effective, though, requires realizing that while government is out of control, most of us are lucky enough to live our day-to-day lives without much interference.
Keeping this perspective in mind would be much easier if government would stop confirming our most paranoid fears.