For all Its faults, the NSA is more of a flawed character than an evil one. It does have a particular job to do, the job it's supposed to do is a worthwhile one, and for the most part "our"* criticism of it has to do with its methods, not its mandate. We do, actually, want to know what foreign governments are up to, especially in terms of what those governments might be planning that severely affects America's interests. We do, actually, want our government to know what terrorists are up to, as part of a combined good faith effort to counter-act them.
Blah, blah, blah.
Tell me - what kind of society expects "population" to obey the rule of law, as long as "population" does not work in government agency?
What exactly makes NSA cyber criminals immune to laws that are being applied to the rest of the population?
The fact that they "work for government"?
Everyone is equal before the law... unless they work for the government agency?
Would you like me to explain you where that leads? Well, it doesn't really lead anymore, you've already go there.