this renews my faith in humanity. before you go around authorizing people to keep everyone else under surveillance, drone-strike people, and so on, you'd better keep in mind that you are trusting this to idiots, really. the security state likes to portray itself as implacable, efficient, and so on. seems like folks like that wouldn't be able to convince you after twenty colossal blunders a week, but people want to believe i guess.
you don't want your government creating cyber-weapons, for one thing, any more than you want them creating new plagues (which no doubt they've been working on for decades), because they and you may end up being the victims.