RE: Better to remain silent...?
The simple truth of the matter is that the government is working very hard at watching everyone and every thing all the time. Now there are cameras included in things like ADT alarm systems. How long do you think it will be before the government just simply needs to ask in order to gain access to the cameras in your home (if you have a system like that)? I am sure it is already like that, it just hasn't made the news yet. Now imagine you have an idea for an invention or a book. You work for months or years never knowing that someone is watching. You then go about trying to get a patent. This means you have to travel a few states away to go to the patent office. You get there to find that someone already has a patent for exactly the same thing you just built. Turns out it happens to be someone in government looking for an easy retirement. There are certain things the government should just stay out of. They are getting really invasive.