Well thank you!
There is a lesson here, of course. That which one finds useful and perhaps necessary today can quite easily be turned against oneself tomorrow. Herein lies the rationale for the traditional conservative view of government as something quite necessary yet always to be regarded with suspicion. Government is always to be kept in place with checks and balances and never to be allowed to progress beyond its due bounds.
It is a rightful responsibility of the government to act in order to keep us safe but we must never forget that unscrupulous men will always be willing to turn that which was instituted for safety’s sake against the common people when given half a chance...
To keep us safe? There’s no limit to how safe you can make someone. The American government’s job is to preserve my liberty.