gee, if it's just a cheaper, more modern way of shadowing people, why don't they attach one to EVERY American's car, and then hire people to interpolate the data. Since it's just like they're following us around in plain sight.
It will be a great place to live.
I want Don Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney [or Tim Kaine and Barack Obama -- take your pick; the names are unimportant] to know where I go, and what I do.
And don't point to the good that comes out of it -- I'm not blind to that. Good would come out of stifling all dissenting speech, and good would come out of allowing the marshalls to barge into anyone's house whenever they wanted to. As a society, I thought we'd sort of come to the conclusion that we would sacrifice that "good" for the greater "good" of constraining the authority of the power-seeking state from managing our lives for us.
Gahdamned Army Jeep