I am not a terrorist, and I don't want my government treating me like I am. But that is what it is doing when it collects the meta data from my phone calls and vacuums the servers of Yahoo, Google, Apple, Amazon etc. for my credit card transactions and gathers the digital detritus of my life.
It is disingenuous to the extreme to argue this is OK since no one is "listening" to my conversations. Voice communication is only a fraction of the communications we engage in and even more importantly someone can tell a lot about my life by looking at the digital exhaust I leave behind.
Why does the NSA need MY metadata. I am not a terrorist. Stop treating me like one.