Ledgett said that oversight of the NSA is real, not just a rubber-stamp, and that Snowden’s decision to leak “shows amazing arrogance that he knows better than the framework of the constitution.”
The Constitution was written so that ordinary people could read and understand it and, if necessary, enforce it against tyranny.
If this NSA factotum thinks that John Adams would have countenanced giving the US government the power of ubiquitous surveillance exercised by the NSA and the rest of the alphaget agency snoops, then he is ignorant of both the history and the intent of the Founders and Framers.
It is not “arrogance” to interpret the Fourth Amendent as prohibiting in large part what the NSA is doing. In fact, I consider it tyrannical arrogance to interpret it otherwise.