Here's a lesson from a purer, more moral lessons from a, sadly, bygone era. It should be obvious by now -- what, with Ed Snowden and Tom Drake suffering under the bootheel of the New Fascist Amerika. The "government" and the NSA have proven themselves indifferent to the Fourth Amendment, and the notion that Americans should be entitled to privacy with respect to their personal effects.
How would Andy Griffith have felt about the Snowden revelations that the government is recording and storing all of our phone calls. Just watch.