I agree that the NSA spying is unconstitutional – at least, it was, before the misguided legislation passed in reaction to the September 11 attacks.
Sadly, the U.S. “PATRIOT” Act effectively stripped us of many of our constitutional rights, especially civil rights. When it was being considered in Congress, I contacted my senators & told their polite (but condescending) staff that it was a heinous piece of legislation that did not belong in this country.
No one I spoke with could give me a definitive answer re: whether their bosses had actually READ the damned thing. In the aftermath, some senators actually tried to wriggle out of the responsibility of passing the act by saying they hadn’t read it & therefore shouldn’t be held responsible. (?!) Hell, I read the damned thing – what possible excuse could our elected representatives have for NOT reading it?
Thanks to GW Bush, our Supreme Court has changed from the most respected court in the land to our own little presidential back-up singers: The Supremes, who do not legitimately interpret the Constitution according to precedent. The Chief Justice is Supremely Unqualified and rules according to his personal and religious beliefs. We can only hope that some of the worst on that panel will retire or pass on to debate very important issues with the Supreme Being – long before a Republican is elected as President again.