The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures. It requires probable cause and judicial sanction for any warrant. Remember when President Obama stated he would be radically different than his predecessor in terms of security and respect of the 4th amendment?
Of course, President Obama lies. A lot.
Obama lies worse than, perhaps, any President to ever occupy the White House. Are you listening Obama? Pun intended. Obama continues to use and has dramatically expanded the NSA stomping on bedrock American principles of liberty and privacy. And young people are waking up to their eroding privacy rights.
Socialist Surveillance Society… in America?
The NSA was created back in the days when espionage was actually used to avoid mutually assured destruction between the United States and Soviet Russia. When the government creates a program, it can’t let go. The threat of Muslims hellbent on our destruction is real and it exists. But is it so “real” as to justify a surveillance state in America the Cold War East Germans would relish?
Rather than roll back the NSA, President Obama decided to expand its scope of power and gather intel from companies like Google, Yahoo, and Apple for personal information and conversations that take place over the internet. The tech giants rolled over.
“No government ever voluntary reduces it size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” – President Ronald Reagan
Tapping into phone conversations of allied world leaders for so called “safety” should be an affront to all individuals. Monitoring cell phone usage of ALL Americans undermines our Constitution. Our government is offending privacy rights domestically and American legitimacy overseas. Big Gov Blue Dem Obama plagues the world.
Securing Liberty is our Greatest Goal
Many individuals on Capitol Hill have stood up to the NSA’s overreach such as, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Justin Amash. Many individuals of this great Republic have stood by their side and declared this issue not a partisan issue but rather an issue that hurts the credibility of the United States. The recent protest in Washington D.C. against the NSA held signs calling to the federal government to stop mass spying and unplug Big Brother. Thousands of patriots attended this protest and many politicians joined in as well to display how when government grows, individual liberty shrinks.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
Progressive Republicans (talking to you John McCain) and Blue Dem socialists tell us that this form of surveillance is necessary for our own protection. This lie justifies an $11 billion budget that will only get bigger and bigger. Edward Snowden broke the law. Yet his information has shed much needed “chatter” on how intrusive and unregulated the NSA programs have become. Betcha Snowden only scratched the surface.
Debar the NSA
The 21st century has witnessed the biggest and most wide spread assault on liberty and government intrusion to the affairs of good, decent Americans ever. Expanding the Patriot Act and NSA overreach is just, well, un-American. We have a Constitution and our leaders must abide by it.
Leaders must be held accountable and uphold the Constitution. Those minimum standards are slipping away. The massive, wide-net government spying on its citizens must be drastically curtailed to only cases where there is probable cause. Disband secret courts. Debar the NSA from collecting your cell phone or digital data.
The government must stop sabotaging the Constitution. It’s time we watch the watchers.
Written by: @BerentBatur