New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the National Security Agency’s sweeping collection of American citizens’ data is completely fine. Fears that the government is spying on law-abiding citizens are “exaggerated and ridiculous,” he said in a foreign-policy speech in New Hampshire on Monday. “When it comes to fighting terrorism, our government is not the enemy,” he said. “And we shouldn’t listen to people like Edward Snowden, a criminal who hurt our country and now enjoys the hospitality of President Putin.” A federal court recently ruled that the unwarranted bulk collection of phone records was illegal because what the NSA does exceeds what Congress authorized with the Patriot Act.