It's no different than it was in 2001 when Bush unveiled the Patriot Act, and people began to take notice and beg for change.<quoted text>
It is pretty funny seeing them get even crazier than they were before. Although sometimes I do feel sorry for how tortured it must be for them to live with some much anger and paranoia.
Only now we have Barack Obama, the Patriot Act is still in effect and he has the ability to have anyone detained without due process written into law (NDAA 2012 and NDAA 2013)
The party has changed, but everything has stayed the same.
So I wouldn't exactly call this paranoia, people have a reason to be worried about what happens in the world around them, even if a few people do take it to excess.