We have laws that protect us from the state and they work quite well. The surveillance protects all of us from enemies and repeats of 9/11. They are not interested in your day to day activities unless they seem suspicious. I acknowledge that this is unfortunate but once again, I say it is necessary in today's world. As for Snowden, he is a traitor plain and simple. Anybody who takes actions that can undermine the security of his own country fits the classic definition of the term.
The argumentation is similar to what happened for example in 1933. No one said, we will make war and bad things. Just paint some words around it, like danger, protection, wealth, work, safety for the nation, so the people ask for the protection ...... And they swallowed the reglementations. Until it was too late. You know with what words the war started? "Since 5:45 we are shooting BACK!" Every dictation "is" in the right.
And like one of the mad leaders said back then:
"You wonder how we make it that people march into a war to die? Its quite simple. Tell the others that those who dont want to go are traitors. Because they undermine the security of the nation!"
You did not understand what i tried to tell you about your assumptions. In the netherlands they made notes about who is jewish. Without a bad thought. But when the nazis came later, the lists were used to get the jews easily.
If lawd had wanted the people to be surveilanced, he had made the functions from day one, eh, day 6.....
But wait, rome had gotten all christians catched! "Because they are a danger."