@overreaction, scare mongers
Ordinarily, I might be inclined to agree with you, but not in this case. Perhaps you'd like to take a look at the US court rulings for the past seven years. You'll find that many of the rulings have no basis in law, and in fact the rulings are illegal themselves. Don't confuse law with the judicial system. They are two completely separate ideologies at this point.
Don't forget, it's the judicial branch (the courts) that is supporting the executive branch (the Bush administration) and its systematic removal of our rights. The judicial system has gone so far as to say that it does not have the power to oversee the executive branch (which is plainly wrong since that is [one of] its explicit purpose[s]).
I think it's positively wonderful that as a US citizen, I can be stopped on US soil by US border patrol agents, and somehow am not protected by the 4th amendment of the US Bill of Rights.
Oh, and while I can sympathize with the term "United Soviet States", it's best not to use the word "United" since we're anything but. Eminem put it best: "Divided States of Embarassment".