---edit for formatting--- *why doesn't slashdot have a WYSIWYG editor yet? grumble, grumble*
It feels like we're coming to a head here with regards to the government and technology.
At some point, we will have to find a reasonable solution to the problem of something which is strong enough for us, but in some way allows the government (with an appropriate warrant) to access data.
If we (the tech community) don't come up with a solution, at some point an inferior one might be forced on us. Imagine a significant (nuclear) terrorist threat that could be averted if the government could access X or Y. In the aftermath of such a threat (or, in the worst case, attack), public opinion will force a change.
Let's find a solution. Perhaps we need a new way of encrypting things that allows a third "government" key? I know the anti-government types will shy away from this, but, with a warrant, is this so unreasonable?