Why is privacy so important? If you have done nothing wrong, what do you have to hide? You would be surprised! With over 4,500 federal crimes on the books and over 400,000 rules & regulations, you are most likely, and unknowingly, committing three felonies a day. According to law professor John Baker, “there is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime.”
Forget about the NSA spying on you. Much more devastating is the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 which was significantly strengthened after 9-11. This Act turned Banks and other financial institutions into spies for the U.S. Government, in particular the IRS. Not only is the IRS receiving regular reports on your financial activities, they are the beneficiary of a powerful weapon that can be used against you if you irritate the wrong bureaucrat or a member of the professional political class.