Government: far above the law

With the news breaking on Gov't taping calls, monitoring call records and even bank records [and who knows what else they are doing], here is a timely Wired article on Law and gov't: "Gov't Break a Law? Change It"

No longer do we have a gov't by the people for the people: it is now far above the law, untouchable by mere citizens.

Even something critical to keeping gov't in check like the 2nd amendment has been weakened by all kinds of laws (like 1934 National Firearms Act), but of course the gov't itself is exempt from all these restrictions.

Fortunately, modern technology opens up alternatives to what's being regulated. As long as technology advances faster than what the laws can be written then we should be relatively free.....