Time to get real here folks. All the hysteria needs to die down. If you voted for Bush or for anyone else during his 2 terms then you helped create the government that approved the Patriot Act. This is of your own doing. Don’t sit there and pretend like this is new. I personally supported the Patriot Act and I still do. It wasn’t an issue when Bush was in office but suddenly it is for Obama.
So let’s say we dismantle government electronic surveillance. How do our security agencies root out threats? By waiting around for someone to call in a tip? You guys are living in a world of fantasy. The terrorists would have open season on us.
—“Dan Jones,” June 7, 2013 in “Obama: ‘Nobody Is Listening to Your Telephone Calls’,” Wall Street Journal reader comment