Are the rules only for those who obey the law? Like all the other governmental agencies, we've given "unelected" Federal and State agencies the authority over most aspects of our lives and expect our elected officials to keep them "in check". Recent revelations of oversight of the CIA, FBI, FISA court, DOJ, TSA, NSA, Federal judges, etc. gives one a pretty good picture of how little control we have over what laws are enforced and those ignored by those same agencies. Thus, your Grandmother can be "frisked" at the airport by TSA as a possible terrorist, but a middle eastern citizen of muslim persuasion cannot be detained because it would be racially profiling. We have allowed the Insane Asylum patients to run the hospital (or congress) and traded "false" security for our individual freedoms. BTW, Congress will be voting themselves a pay raise soon!
Freedom is not free, but advice sure is!