The good old days. Before Bush!
Here is a video clip of a segment from The Andy Griffith Show. The boy is film producer Ron Howard who plays Opie Taylor, the son of the sheriff. Based on my best guess of his age (he's 52 now) this would be circa 1966. It illustrates quite nicely what the attitude about bugging people was at the time and a thing called due process. But hey, it's George Bush's America and that Constitution, to quote the imperial president, is "just a damn piece of paper."