As an Aussie, I'll tell you that's bullshit. When your spooks are keeping it secret that they're doing an end-run around your Constitution by playing "let's swap" with our spooks, let alone lying under oath to your Congress about domestic surveillance programs, you bloody well do want to know what else they're up to abroad. "Trust, but verify" only works when you can actually trust them and you can actually verify them, and you can't do either. Your problem is you're too afraid to confront your government about it, and I can understand that, but that doesn't mean you get to demonise someone who has that courage.
And I'll remind you that treason is when you betray your country, not the bunch of slimy sociopaths taking turns to rule/loot it. Go ask your senator just how many of his or her Congressional colleagues actually read the full text of the Patriot Act bill before voting on it. Doesn't matter whether it was for or against, and I don't give a damn whether they had D or R after their name, just whether they actually read the thing before they voted on such an important piece of legislation. Then come back here and tell me if you really believe they're upholding their oath of office.
I love your country, but your government is all kinds of messed up.