She's a big part of why the NSA is as powerful as it is, because people like her are given total power to watch over the watchers (the secret panels of judges) who watch over the watchers, etc. Each level seems as apathetic to reigning in the NSA's power than the next (including the president).
This is a big systemic issue, the political response both by the public and politicians has been embarrassingly impotent, considering the scale of the mass surveillance.
Forgive my apathy, but this isn't like SOPA where internet campaigns are going to fix things. The power is already deeply rooted in place and the players involved are not giving it back easily.
If you're going to try to counter it via politics, why waste your time sending letters to politicians who are totally complicit in the problem?
They are not just apathetic with respect to mass surveillance, they are its main proponents. They have good reason to champion the NSA's programs, as they are some of the most likely targets of any potential plot, and even if they were not physically endangered by a terrorist attack, they would be blamed for it.
At this point, isn't it unsafe to write letters to such people?
You may end up on one of the "lists".
i much prefer a system of feedback/preference in which anonymity is preserved, while also the voter/sender's validity as a natural US citizen individual is assured as well. right now we tend to have one, or the other, but not both