Hey! Mr. P. How long you been with NSA now? Almost ready to retire no? JUST KIDDING. People just don't CARE about privacy, and they really haven't HAD any for a long long time. "Your Rights" and "Your Freedoms" have all been nothing but a joke for decades.
Many, many, MANY years ago when I was in my early-mid 20's and dinosaurs walked the Earth... before PC's were even thought of, I responded for a job at a 3 letter agency that was advertised in the New York Times. It was NOT a spook job... just a Computer Center Supervisor for said agency. I knew I'd have to get a clearance and knew how crazy that could be because my elder brother already had gone through that (almost got evicted from his apartment because the Feds that came to his landlady to ask about him "forgot" to say it was for a security clearance)... but what the heck.
I arrived at the INTERVIEW to be greeted by a man sitting behind a desk on which there was a 5 inch thick file. I was in my 20's... had gone to school, not very political at all....was a geek, and yet this agency had a 5 inch thick file ON ME!!! They knew WHO I got SNAIL MAIL FROM!!! THEY HAD DATES!!!
OK, perhaps at the age of 16 I had brought SOME of this on myself. I used to be into short wave radio and send away to stations for QSL cards, a nice postcard that stations around the world would send you if you sent them information about their programming at a certain time and some technical info. I wallpapered my room with them, so I got routine mail from Radio Havana, Radio Moscow and Radio Peking, because as an American, once they got your name, they NEVER LET GO.
So people, "your rights", "your freedoms", disappeared LONG before all the Presidents you speak of. I doubt that they were much more than the "Party Line", propaganda for longer than any of us has walked this Earth. People now have just been trained to be too stupid to CARE, to understand the implications. If you really THINK there is a "GOOD GUY", you're delusional.
Isn't it sad that those that raise their right hand and swear "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America" are usually the ones most likely to trash it.