[[ Wow. This s**& needs to stop. This is truly the stuff of tyrants. ]]
I've said it before, I'll say it again, and I'm going to keep on saying it:
What's needed is a new Constitutional amendment that clearly enumerates the citizen's God-given "right to privacy" from government:
Citizens protected by this Constitution possess an inalienable right to privacy in their persons, business, and homes, and while they are in public.
It shall be a violation of this Constitution for the United States or for the several States to violate or invade the individual privacy of citizens by use of physical, mechanical, or electronic means or by the use of devices on land, on water, below the ground, or from the air.
This protection shall extend to all lawful communications and acts by an individual citizen or between two or more citizens, including content that is spoken, written, or electronically transmitted. It shall extend to citizens regardless of their location, whether in private or in public.
The only exceptions will be as governed by the Fourth Amendment of this Constitution.
Four short paragraphs that anyone can understand.
This would be a good one to present at the upcoming "Article 5" convention...