TIPS

“A national system
for concerned workers
to report suspicious activity”

Is the slogan
on the top
of the government website.

“We’re not asking
for people
to spy on people”

Is what the Director
of Homeland Security
insists.

But no one is sure
what definition of “spying”
his dictionary contains.

And few have noticed
the acronym for this program
when spelled backwards
accurately describes
what it is doing

to the freedom
for which our soldiers
have fought and died
for over 200 years.