Of even more interest is that the decision was a split vote with two appointees by George W. Bush voting against the majority. Look, I voted for Bush twice and I appreciate what he was trying to do after 9/11, but I don't think indiscriminate spying is appropriate. As we've seen from the witch hunts conducting by Obama against the Tea Party, using his own form of the Stazi, the IRS, too much information in the hands of government bureaucrats is never a good idea. Their zeal to increase their power and gain promotions and favor always leads to bad things. It's been that way since the beginning of governments as power, or the quest for it, usually leads to evil things.
I won't belabor the point any further, but I am including the link to the story from Breitbart. Read it for yourself, I think you'll find it interesting. But don't get your hopes up, for our President and those who are complicit by their deafening silence on such issues, will probably just utter the now famous "nothing to see here" and go on with the outrage. Their response will probably be similar to that of Hillary after Benghazi: "What difference does it make.
Here's the link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/23/US-privacy-board-says-NSA-phone-program-illegal--should-end--reports
Just remember this. Things like this do make a big difference and freedom isn't free. Every time we turn a deaf ear to warnings of government excess we ultimate become the loser. Stand strong for America, speak up about travesties like this, keep your faith in a loving God and we can and will win this battle against tyranny.
God bless you all.