Alberto: President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale.
This is so astoundingly absurd a thing to say I can hardly believe it. Even though it’s pretty obvious what he was getting at that isn’t true either. Not one of those presidents authorized surveillance in flagrant violation of statute and the scale has been technically impossible until recently.
They are breaking the law and flaunting the fact – it’s up to the people to get their representatives to put a stop to this lest congress become a useless appendage of the government.