Now go outside and look at the sky.
The ACLU has been suing over the Patriot Act and the Justice Department has been busy redacting passages out of the court filings... including a quote from the US Supreme Court.
Now why would they do that? Were the Supreme Court Justices uttering something to endanger the Republic? Was the Justice Department just doing the right thing and protecting ongoing anti-terrorist operations?
Judge for yourself - this is the quote the Justice Department was afraid you would see:
"The danger to political dissent is acute where the Government attempts to act under so vague a concept as the power to protect 'domestic security.' Given the difficulty of defining the domestic security interest, the danger of abuse in acting to protect that interest becomes apparent."
The way things are going in this country, we can't be far away from Soviet-style airbrushing of "non-persons" out of official pictures...