Very good post.
The social contract (esp. The Forth Amendment; No unreasonable search and seizure) is so violated at this point that the whole debate is moot.
When Big Brother is not held accountable for his Secret Courts, Secret Indictments, Secret Rulings, Secret Evidence, Secret offensive actions against Julian Assange for example, how can anyone trust Uncle Sam to just spy on non-commercial issues that really affect National Security? Since the Oil Industry considers anti-tar sands activists "terrorists" how can we trust the Five Eyes to pass accurate intel back and forth? How can we trust Uncle Sam when the FBI classified peaceful Occupy Wall Street activists as "Domestic Terrorists" and printed a plan for sniper shooting the ring-leaders? How can we trust any products that come out of wall street at all? NSA black budgets alone, ensure global tyranny for everyone. All data is captured for later blackmail if so desired, according to ex-NSA Russell Tice. They have to find bad guys to spy on, no matter what. Any citizen discussing politics is therefore, a bad guy by definition, who may vote to cut NSA's budget.
The only answer, imho, is to liquidate the entire Federal Government and just go back to the Articles of Confederation like we started out with in 1776. We didn't even have a President until 1789. We just don't need a Dictator who plots against the people in league with the Senate. The Anti-Federalists all warned he was going to behave like a King; and now we witness "Off with Their HEADS" Obama and his NDAA section 1021 (which thankfully was ruled illegal by a Federal Judge.)
Not since Pol Pot in Cambodia, could people be disappeared for any reason and no investigation allowed at all.