The NSA has actually broken the law more than once:
Technically then the NSA are traitors, also when people have complained up the chain of command like they were supposed to they still found themselves punished for it! ever heard of Thomas drake?
I don't believe that this inward spying is purley about anti terrorism, I think its about businesses tied to government being fed up with people blowing the whistle on them, Its bad for business, and congress is OWNED by lobby groups and the federal reserve, I have this:
I feel uncomfortable about the state, a lot more than I do terrorism, we never made this kind of fuss when the IRA kept blowing up pubs in london, didn't stop people going to the pub and the IRA killed a lot more, strangley though washington doesn't reconize the IRA as a terrorist organisation!!
(I don't think it recognizes lehi either)
I still think anti terrorism laws are out of proportion to the threat, i think american leaders are sacrificing a lot of the citizens freedom tle laws are creeping in every year, maybe the line will never get drawn, presidents are always going to make more rules and regulations they aren't going to repeal as many so at some point people are going to fear the state more than they will the terrorists, I guess no one is going to be keeping tabs on that at the moment.
The sad thing is american's still have great freedoms compared to us uks, I have always been angry about the police and army and possibly secret service agents swearing elegance to the queen:
so if ever the majority of people
were trying to change their country through a peaceful revolution the police and army would stop it but if the minority of elites wanted to bring about a revolution for the majority
the police and army would support it
EDIT: oh guys you cant forget, Bradley Manning released footage of apache pilots DELIBERATELY targeting civillians, people didn't know, the pilots even got medals
when they got home! and they called him a traitor too.
EDIT2: on the issue of racial profiling I met a wild-eyed Glaswegian on the buss the other day, like a lot of didicoy gypsies and roaming scotsmen they go to small towns and bang on doors and ask for cash in hand work, this guy was telling me he was staying in a travel lodge when the police barged in nd started searching his flat, some one had been robbed the day before and the cops were looking for whatever was stolen, they found nothing but took his shoes as evidence, he showed me his feet he was wearing sandals XD
the funny thing is when the cops were questioning him they justified busting him simply because he was a Glaswegian by saying this
"we figured were never gonna make it to DCI so we just busted you anyway"
The cops comment speaks volumes about what they already knoew of course and we had a little laugh, Glaswegians are scary though, no sudden movements around them.