So the story has broken that the NSA & FBI have a massive spying program on US citizens. Email, pictures, web searches, SKYPE conversations etc. The reason given is to fight terrorism and no doubt well meaning people within the government will do just that, however, human nature being what it is I can be sure that abuse is rampant and they are lying about it.
Ask yourself today are you sovereign or merely a subject? The founders of the US declared their independence for less.