NSA whistleblower Russ Tice talks about how then candidate for Senate Barack Obama was being surveilled by the NSA. Thanks to Examinator for the tip off on this one. If you had any doubt about the potential for abuse of this program, consider that whatever skeletons existed on Obama's closet are now possibly known by the NSA. Is the most most powerful man in the world being controlled by potentially embarrassing information? You sometimes wonder how a community organizer and Constitutional lawyer like Barack Obama can turn into a war mongering, Constitution shredding lunatic, going in 100% the opposite direction of what his rhetoric during the campaigns would suggest. Obviously I don't know. For all I know he could just be a psychopath with no real moral bearings, just saying whatever is expedient for securing power. But could he be bending to the powers that know his secrets? While we can't know it we know it's the very kind of thing that the laws in our country were designed to guard against. We know the temptation for those in power will be to exploit this NSA program in exactly this manner. People that have power strive to retain their grip on power, and this is how you do it. This is a travesty that exposes how undemocratic our institutions are, and getting worse.
In a related note, researches are working on drones that look like mosquitos. They'll be in our homes surveilling, securing their grip on power, unless we stop it.