As if this were anything new. Did none of you grow up during the Hoover years? Illegal detainment was de rigure for those days, and if you want a real horror show, look up the CIA program MKULTRA. Not to mention the forced syphilis experiments performed on African Americans during the first half of the 20th century, America's (unnecessary) Leper colony, the secret injection of radioactive isotopes into American citizens in Oak Ridge during the post-WWII era to track the long term effects, infecting children with anthrax to track 'vectors.' Many others, but I don't want to ruin my mood. Not a science fiction tale, unfortunately, but true government-sanctioned black spots in this country's espionage history. The Current Gov is just standing on the shoulders of midgets.
Author of Redneck Buddhism: or Will You Reincarnate as Your Own Cousin?