"Any citizen of this United States who is not involved in some illegal activity has nothing to fear."
"There is nothing to fear in the [new FISA] bill, unless you have Al Qaeda on your speed dial."*
- Senator Kit Bond, 2008
* Marty Lederman blogs, "It's simply not true . . . The new statute permits the NSA to intercept phone calls and e-mails between the U.S. and a foreign location, without making any showing to a court and without judicial oversight, whether or not the communication has anything to do with al Qaeda -- indeed, even if there is no evidence that the communication has anything to do with terrorism, or any threat to national security." (H/t Glenn Greenwald).