I had my first somewhat adversarial radio interview on the OffNow coalition’s Fourth Amendment Protection Act yesterday.

I think I more than held my own.

I appeared on the Big John & Amy show aired by AM 560 The Answer in Chicago. After I explained the basics of the Fourth Amendment Protection Act and our plan to shut of water and power to NSA facilities, we engaged in a friendly debate about whether it’s appropriate to target the NSA directly. John and Amy took the position that although it might stray out of bounds from time to time, the spy agency generally serves America and provides national security. I countered that protecting and defending the Constitution was the first national security priority. Failing that, the rest becomes almost an afterthought. John kind of tried to make the case that the NSA operated with plenty of oversight.  I illustrated the intrusive scope of NSA spying with my mailbox analogy.