SEE HERE The best laid plans of mice and men oft go alay ... or something like that said Bobbie Burns ... Ah here it is:
“The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley.
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
And of course the promised joy is our security which the FBI and NSA assure us they will protect all we have to do is give up a little privacy and all will be well. This is always the siren song of government. It's a "quid pro quo" where the quid is real and the quo is a promise which somehow frequently doesn't materialize. But that's what you get for trusting government. Another fellow, Lord Acton, said "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." That is why government is an unreliable partner under the best of circumstances and always a potential tyrant.