There is a simple answer to all of this...
It started a few years back with surveillance of communications going out of and into the country.
Now its surveillance of that plus communications within the country.
If this kind of surveillance can be circumvented, then, it's pointless.
It can be circumvented. Obviously, there must be a way of doing this.
At some point in the future the temptation will prove to be too great for someone or some body with the inclination to abuse this to resist that temptation.
It's going to happen. Just a matter of when.
Therefore, it should be shut down now before we are desensitized to it in the future where it can do far more harm since we will care less about it then than we do now.
Thanks for the opportunity to give my take on this important issue.