http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/08/britain-to-put-cctv-cameras-inside-private-homes/. From the article: "The government’s “children’s secretary” Ed Balls is behind the plan, which is aimed at problem, antisocial families. The idea is that, if a child has a more stable home life, he or she will be less likely to stray into crime and drugs." Also: "The government is also maintaining a private army, incredibly not called “Thought Police”, which will “be sent round to carry out home checks” . Using the exact same reason as the British, this kind of program could easily be implemented in the States and other democratic nations. Of course you can also wonder to yourself just what does the government consider "problematic and antisocial"?