Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bravo Edward Snowden

The man who leaked the documents revealing the absurd NSA surveillance has more integrity than James Clapper (who lied to Congress), President Obama (who lies to the American people) and EVERY last Congress-critter that voted to authorize and re-authorize this obscenity.

and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched

Do you see in there where it says "except for warrants issued in secret by a secret court not under the authority of the Supreme Court"?  Or where it says that not only the court's decisions but the very law it is ruling on is held to be a state secret shielded from the knowledge of the American citizenry?  Me neither.

Searching billions of call records amongst millions of American citizens - exactly how is that not an invasion of The People's houses, persons and effects?  Where exactly is the Federal government authorized to do this - beside in the made-up doctrine of National Security (as catalyzed and metastasized by Cold War paranoia).

Obama wants to soothe by saying we weren't listening to what you said - as if that excuses doing something that the Constitution does not allow.  This is the ultimate outcome of Progressive disregard for the strictures of the Constitution.  Unbounded exercise of naked power not only lacking regard for The People, but openly contemptuous of them.

We have to wait until next year to truly hold Congress accountable.  You have no excuse for re-electing anyone who voted for the last re-authorization of Patriot/FISA.  Any excuse you make up to avoid getting rid of that person - no matter your partisan stripe - is an excuse to ALL of Congress.  You must hold Congress accountable, you must remind them that you elected them and they swore to defend the Constitution, not to upend it.