There is little debate whether or not the government has abridged our right to privacy. The NSA’s data collection program has certainly stretched our Fourth Amendment right to unprecedented boundaries. But at what cost are we paying for the government to listen in? A few years back the Iranians “secretly” coerced a plan with a Mexican Drug Cartel to kill the Saudi Ambassador at a Washington D.C. restaurant. Recently, former Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers said on-air that if the U.S. Government was not listening in on Iranian phone calls with the Mexican Cartel, detectives would be asking questions from the bloody floors of a blown up restaurant. Who knows how many Americans would have fell victim. Something to consider is what should the balance be between our safety and our privacy?