Like how? How exactly would we, as a nation, go about protecting ourselves in other ways? I'm fairly partial to the fact that I don't mind the government knowing where I am, since they already do right now. I think the nation has turned into an apathetic one which allowed such indiscretions to be allowed, such as our ignorance as a world power, and ultimately resulted in our own attack.
Now please, don't misunderstand me. I am not in agreement with the way that NW
handled this situation, especially how they lied to their customers and shareholders about it all. BUT, if this is such a 'horrible invasion' of our privacy, then what do you think happens at the major airports in America during the security screening? Do you really think that the government doesn't have cameras all over you and doesn't know who you are and where you are going? If so, I'd advise you to rethink your priorities.
I can already feel discontent with this post, but I've seen the front lines in today's war...I've seen the despair on the soldiers who fight for this nation and the fear in the eyes of the enemy. Believe me, having Uncle Sam check up on us is the LEAST of our concerns...and yes, it will stop there. This isn't some sort of push to erode the rights of the individual. If you think this is going to happen, please wake up and see what is going on around you.
As for the lawsuit, I would be very surprised to see it even enter a trial, let alone in favor of the plaintiffs. Challenging the state during one of our worst times in history since Pearl Harbor is not a good idea...and will not last very long.