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Government Spying

I am often critical of the United States Government, both as a whole and specific portions of it. It’s not a lack of patriotism or hatred of my country. ‘Love it or leave it’ was an oft-parroted slogan not all that many months ago, and it is because I love, in my own idiosyncratic way, this country, or at least the country the USA could be, that I criticize the country and government it is today.

That being said, it’s often easy to forget that the government excels at certain things. That these things may not be activities of which I personally approve does not, as a rule, preclude a grudging admiration for a (perhaps detestable or unsavory) job done with promptness, skill, and efficiency.
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