News.com Article First we had elections that were obviously rather weird (Bush's election to office for his first term) and should have been investigated. Then we had imprisonment of Americans and foreign nations without a trial (Guantanamo bay) and breaches of the Geneva Conventions (torture and treatment of prisoners). Later we had the broad and damning Patriot Act which removes first amendment rights (freedom of speech) and allows the government to breach your privacy at will (court orders without a court). Now the government can access company information without a court order and if the company says anything executives can be arrested. I can no longer trust US companies to keep my information safe, in fact I cannot trust Arn and macrumors to keep my information safe. Of course none of this includes the US hunting and invading countries with WMD's when they have no evidence and while your stock pile of WMD's is larger than the rest of the world combined. Why are US citizens silent? What ever happened to democracy?