Recently our phone has been clicking when we make calls. I’m sure it is probably because the phone is old. But it occurred to me that it isn’t a crazy idea that our phone is tapped. I don’t really think it is, but these days, really nothing should surprise us. We find out on the ABC news blog that the government is tracking the numbers called from ABC, NYTimes, and Washington Post. How did it become that the executive branch can do whatever it wants? And what are we to do to prevent this from happening? Shouldn’t there be safeguards that prevent this sort of thing or is it just that previous administrations did not dare to be so bold and so sweeping in their violations?