Clinton just appeared at the Labour convention this week talking about the unique bond between the UK and the US which got me to wondering just how much of this is propoganda (ecspecially it was a Dem. speaking on behalf of a repub.) and how much of it actually was that the UK's perspective on global issues effects US policy (I lean towards the former.
I don't think any rights have been whittled away. I admit the thought of your neighbors informing on you is scary, but I believe the TIPS program was cancelled. But, as a citizen, you still can confront your accuser.