Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch reveals (through information only available because of Judicial Watch's tireless FOIA requests and lawsuits) that the FISA court didn't even hold hearings as to whether, how, or how much surveillance was permissible to the Obama adminstration of opposition political candidates.
No matter who you are, whether American or not, whether Republican or otherwise, this degree of political skulduggery and collusion involving the electoral process should disturb you. No nation or people in the world are unaffected, and the selection of American representation and political office is significant to you.
Consider, you who oppose the Trump presidency particularly, that Trump now controls this corrupt governmental power, and even if you felt comfortable with Obama wielding it, clearly it is now available to your enemies. How politically expedient is it now that this power is in Trump's little, tiny hands?
It is to no civilians advantage to be subject to such an out of control police state. Only the forces intent on profiteering, political power at any cost, and rank oppression could seek or tolerate such facility of panoptic surveillance. Knowledge is power, and secret surveillance of political candidates make bringing nuclear weapons to a gunfight an apt comparison.
For those that support the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, remember that no matter what else happens, this power and bureaucracy will pass to some other President, party, and cabal of racketeers in time - and probably the opposition, given the examples history provides. Trump isn't dismantling this mechanism, he's using it, and strengthening it.
That is not only scary, it's terrifying, no matter who you are.