To those who don’t have a problem with what may be illegal government eavesdropping without any system of checks and balances: Do you really believe that every future administration will share your sense of values and ethics?
Have you even considered the chances that an administration you don’t trust and believe to be a den of crooks, cheats and liars could come to power? An administration that had manipulated itself into a position of being “untouchable”? An administration so set on curtailing activities you had at one time taken for granted as your inalienable rights that they thought nothing of making up the rules as they went along in order to catch you in those activities?
Unauthorized eavesdropping may seem harmless to you. Personally, I don’t trust that our government will forever be one with my best interests or those of my children at heart.
The president vowed to uphold the Constitution of the United States. We need to hold him to that.