A big divide in political commentary is between those who have a kind of world-weary understanding and acceptance of How Things Are and those who think maybe things could change a bit. There's a box, and we can nudge things around within that box, but anyone standing outside the box who points and screams that the box is total bullshit is totally ridiculous. I'm not talking Overton Window stuff, I'm not talking about ideas, I'm actually talking about how things function. You know, just accepting the the surveillance and security states are a part of life, that only rich assholes get elected to the Senate, that of course regulatory agencies are captured by those they regulate etc.
Maybe it's ridiculously pointless to suggest that the NSA, you know, should not exist, but maybe the NSA, you know, should not exist.