After observing that the US government issues so many security clearances that it couldn’t possibly properly vet them all:
One reason for the citizenry not to entrust its personal information to the government is that the big, bloated, blundering government is stupid enough to entrust it to Edward Snowden, as it was previously stupid enough to entrust it to Bradley Manning (the Wikileaks leaker). It’s only a matter of time before the halfwit leviathan entrusts it to a Major Hasan or a Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
(Do read the rest. Steyn is quotable in almost every paragraph he writes.)