There were a lot of rumors about how the US government have been sticking their nose into all of the law-abiding citizens' businesses since 9/11. I've also ran into a few trolls on Yahoo Answers believing that anyone who says any anti-religion, anti-female, anti-male or a racist, should be legally tracked down by the US Homeland Security just for excercising their freedom of speech.
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... and this crap right here is why USA LOST the war on terror.
Before 9/11 you didn't have much of this NSA or homeland scurty problem, nor were every airport secured like one could mistake it for fort knox or something.
Then 9/11 happened, and suddenly EVERYONE is being watched, because "war on terror" and "protecting the citicens by spotting terrorists before they strike". And it has turned the peopel against the leaders.
1-0 to the terrorists.
They WANTED to make you live in fear, like you seemingly do. Thier goal was to fuck shit up, not take over USA. And they did indeed fuck shit up, then the fear caused by it made everyone make everything worse.