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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 10:13 AM

5. So, being spied on in all your private matters is alright with you?

 

Apparently you do not have a sufficient comprehension of the wording and sprite of the 4th Amendment.

Article IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


How is mass collection and storage of this information, for possible future use, fit with the 4th Amendment?
The NSA is in direct violation of all aspects of the 4th Amendment. Just the mass collecting of that information is a violation. It does not matter whether the NSA itself does it, or the NSA directs the communication companies to collect and store this information. Both are violations of our Constitutional Rights. The courts set up to make these quasi-legal collections, are in themselves nothing more than kangaroo courts, for the purpose of allowing the NSA to appear to be acting within the law.

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