Most Americans assume that the abuses of the law apply to everyone but them. It never occurs to people that endorsing such intrusions into our privacy, they're endorsing their own abuse, and they'll scream and howl when the cops are probing their orifices.
Those in power always use fear to get the citizens to go along with their curtailment of privacy and liberty. And nowadays, the American sheeple are taking the bait---hook, line and sinker.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~ Franklin and Jefferson.