Well, if you think allowing people to vote, drive cars and enroll into the military while NOT allowing them to drink alcohol is a good idea, you don't have to wonder if you have an "underage" drinking problem. In the rest of the world, it's usually 16 for low-alcoholic beverages, and 18 for spirits.
If running roughshod over millions of US citizens by unconstitutionally spying on them, justifying it by secret court orders from secret courts, and constantly lying to the public about it is not enough, I wouldn't know what more a government would need to do to justify impeachment.
Probably getting a blowjob by an intern would do it.
As a crossbowman, I can tell you... all those puny crossbows you see on TV probably are not strong enough to pierce a head over any distance. If you can draw it by hand, it might enter a skull, but sure as hell the bolt won't come out on the other side. And for piercing helmets, you'll need a crossbow that's operated by cranquin or winch.
As a swordsman, I can tell you, all swords drawn on TV sound the same kind of wrong, and sword fights are never portrayed accurately.
And why wouldn't it happen in a free economy? I don't see any hindrance there, except of course, that the government decided to outsource something it shouldn't have in the first place, and which it could only outsource because the lax privacy laws allowed it.
If private data about citizens is kept private, a company can't just "do background checks", because it won't get any. So the government has to do it itself. Which it should do anyway, because this is about clearances to secrets.
Which brings me to another point: classifying is completely broken. If you need 2 million people with "secret" clearances (and those people need them, lest they can't do their jobs), there is something seriously wrong with what _the people_ allow the government to "classify".
Overclassification is the enemy. The solution is to be transparent, and if you're embarrassed about blatantly fostering the agenda of the MPAA via your consulates, then don't friggin do it!
Let's see. The bank somehow has an undercover agent of the federal reserve among its customers, which thinks one of the other customers might rob the bank (or for a better comparison: might possess counterfeit money), so the agent calls the customs agents?
Yes, fire the meteorologists and climatologists in the hurricane warning centres!
(any other stupid ideas on how to deal with scientists that try to warn you from impending doom? And if you haven't noticed: if you pump energy in to a system, the first thing that happens is behaving chaotically. And "behaving chaotically" for the climate means "storms". The abundance of hurricanes is actually a very clear indication of global warming. The scientists at the hurricane warning centres are actually at the forefront of that "global warming crowd").
Yeah, I was thinking of software piracy. I figured it would need some 20 armed guys, ideally a helicopter to drop off some of them on the roof, and get in at maybe 5 in the evening, in the hope most developers would be there then.
Then quickly subdue any people in the software company, get the safe opened and all passwords for their servers at gunpoint, take any and all media probably containing source-code, and make sure they don't have it any more.
And finally, give the developers the chance to join the pirates or march the plank.