Secret laws? A house is raided but the owner is never charged with a crime? You can read more about Executive Order 12333, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, the backbone of the NSA’s authority to spy on you, me, and everyone else in the world. Yes, that includes spying on American citizens for any reasons a government bureaucrat wishes.
Details may be found at http://www.zdnet.com/article/william-binney-nsa-whistleblower-executive-order.