Lavabit was a secure and free web-based email service provider - it shut down today. Here's the owner's farewell letter: Look Right, while the Left steals your wallet. Look Left, while the Right steals your watch. Just keep looking Left and Right. Progressive State Fascism is not amiable to Civil Liberty. You cannot have both. Americans want the State to take care them through Medicare, ObamaCare, Welfare, SSI, etc... instead of organizing as private Citizens and doing the job themselves - that's fine. But you're going to have to give up Civil Liberties (like the right to privacy or the right of expression) no different than ANY OTHER socialist State had to force these restrictions onto it's populace when they demanded all these "Free" 'services' from their Governments. When the Chinese wanted to try on Socialism, they paid for it with the destruction of their 5000 year old civilization; they paid for it with the loss of their civil liberties; they paid for with a destruction of capital and reduction in prosperity. When the Russians tried socialism - the exact same things happened. Likewise happened TO the Germans. Similar things happened TO the Koreans. It happened to the Ancient Romans, it's happening to us. Right in front of your eyes. Each and every day, you are losing your civil liberties. Vote for whomever you wish to vote for - but, this WILL continue to happen. Just like clockwork, and as History shows happens time and time again, we are becoming poorer, we are losing our Civil Liberties - and we are indeed, by definition, becoming less prosperous. You can complain about the Left. You can complain about the Right. But if you REALLY want to know who to blame - I'm sure you can find a mirror close by. Take a good look in it. Americans think they can have their cake and eat it too. They actually think "The Government" is paying for their *insert social service*. Well, you're going to learn soon enough that's simply not the case.