How to Debate National Security Without Having to Debate National Security
STEP ONE: Lump all NSA programs under the umbrella “spying on Americans.”
STEP TWO: After someone explains exactly what the programs do, from metadata gathering to monitoring international communications, you simply say “Where does it all end?”
STEP THREE: Work “Orwellian” and “police state” into a sentence, and forget everything you were told in Step Two.
STEP FOUR: Repeat