NSA spies at home and abroad. Anything goes is policy. Obama exceeds what his predecessors began. NSA's pre-9/11 incarnation was a shadow of today's monster.
Privacy no longer exists. Advanced technology lets NSA go where no spy agency anywhere went before. It spies globally. It does so lawlessly.
It does whatever it wants. It does so because it can. Out-of-control spying and freedom can't co-exist. Continuing it assures its extinction. It's already on life support. Full-blown tyranny threatens to replace it.
On November 3, Der Spiegel published Edward Snowden's "A Manifesto for the Truth." In part, he said: