COMMENTARY: The NSA is drunk with power and there's nobody to stop them

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c. 2013 Religion News Service

NEW YORK (RNS) Fear sold the National Security Agency’s phenomenally intrusive program of spying on everyone and everything, but fear doesn’t explain it. A nation reeling from terrorist attacks, the thinking went, would excuse the NSA’s vast eavesdropping on Americans and non-Americans, even friendly heads of state. The reason for doing so, however, probably lay in something more mundane, more like the all-night party outside our apartment window last weekend.