In 1849, Henry David Thoreau posed that governments are typically more harmful than helpful and therefore, unjustified. He also stated that Democracy was no cure for this, as majorities simply by virtue of being majorities do not also gain the virtues of wisdom and justice.
It seems that at no time in our nation's history is that point more poignant than today, witness the Department of Homeland Security, an over-bloated bureaucracy that is literally trampling our 4th Amendment rights.
But Hark! There is a glimmer of hope. For in the end, civil disobedience will prevail if we each do our part.
Here's one of the most novel ways of disobedience that I have come across, 4th Amendment Underwear!
Metal imprinted underwear that sends a pretty clear message. Great stocking stuffers for the traveler in your family.