The fact that the National Security Agency has the ability to overreach authority does not prove that said authority was occasionally abused or regularly abused in any way. So far this is still an unproven allegation from a person who apparently had little regard for his employer or the government he was to serve. I believe that our government does not have the inclination or manpower to listen to ordinary conversations of citizens or even of other government offices. The ability to monitor, however, has been in place for decades and most governments have that ability. The U.S.