I've been seeing this argument a lot lately:
This is lunatic - the NSA program is clearly legal and just as clearly vital for national security ... what we are doing is no different from listening in to Japanese and German communications during World War Two. Were we violating Hirohito's Fourth Amendment rights? Was FDR attempting to create a dictatorship by slow steps?Are you sure you want to use "FDR did it during WWII" as the standard? That would mean that Bush would be within his rights to round up all Muslim-Americans and put them in internment camps. ("Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?")
Wait. I guess you actually wouldn't mind that at all.