"Once the government is able to monitor everything we do and say, we will be unable to fight back."
This should be required reading for every American.
Wars Have Unpredictable and Dangerous Collateral Effects by Ivan Eland
"In conclusion, those who advocate using the Libyan episode as a future model for U.S. intervention, especially in Syria, have overlooked its harmful unintended consequences."
A brief history of the consequences of American meddling in the Middle East. As if we didn't already know, but Ivan Eland has a concise way of putting it.