If we flush the constitution down the toilet, what nation are we protecting in the name of national security? Does anyone really think these people's motives are altruistic? They are all doing and saying what is needed to keep their job. This goes for our lifelong career politicians, to the bureaucrats trying to make living, to the giant corporations whose job is to feed and feed off of the beast. I am in no way condoning any of this, in fact it makes me sick, but what would you be saying to John no iq public if denouncing this meant the lose of your job or your prestige. You would be doing what most of us do, and look out for number one, the big picture be damned.