I’m sick and tired of hearing these nitwits, like Angus King, in DC trivializing the Constitution to justify their power grabs in the name of our security.
To top it off they LIE that the NSA is not storing actual phone calls. They keep claiming the agency is just collecting metadata of who you called and when. If that were true then the data storage facility in Bluffdale UT would only have to be a fraction of the size it is. The date, time, length, who, and numbers called is probably not even equal to a byte of data. This facility can hold an astronomical, practically inconceivable volume of data that goes into exabytes. It’s all very technical but all you need to know is no one van count that high and I heard somewhere the volume of data can be stored is equal to the volume of the Sun… a few times over!!
If the NSA spy program is so important and needed, because “we will get hit again”, how come they didn’t stop the Boston Bombing? Where was the NSA to stop the Garland TX attack that was thankfully thwarted by a cop with a pistol?!
Sorry The Patriot Act and all these programs established to monitor us should have expired years ago. This just goes to show you how something done with good intentions always gets perverted and
abused weaponized by the power elite.