In regard to the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's National Security Agency's (NSA) Prism surveillance program, I shall defer my analysis until the court rules in the recent American Civil Liberties Union action, since the issues are complex.
What is more perplexing is President Obama and the NSA's immediate defensive posture and the implicit claim that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a traitor and criminal for bringing to light the issue of Orwellian "1984" totalitarianism.
The bottom line is that if Obama circumvented American constitutional law vis-a-vis national security activities and lied to the Congress and the people, then we need two trials: one for Snowden on grounds of civil disobedience and another for Obama's impeachment.
In the end, "one word of truth shall outweigh the world" (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn). This applies both to the Gulag Archipelago of the former Soviet Union, as well as to the United States of America.
Joseph N. Manago