Monday, February 13, 2006

Our fearless leader Dick Cheney shot a guy a couple days ago. I could make a lot of jokes about his five deferments that kept him from serving in the military or how he lived in a cave for about 6 months after 9/11. It was awfully nice of him to wait about 21 hours before letting the rest of the world know. Yeesh!

Anyway I have a question. It’s been bothering me and maybe one of you will be good enough to help me out here. I’ve been watching a good deal of programming about the President’s wiretapping sans warrant. You know, that brazen violation of the 4th Amendment. But anyway, I’ve been watching and reading about it and something has struck me. Politicians are making the argument that since this wiretapping program has been outed. They are trying to claim that the program is now ineffective. How does this work? Are they trying to say that terrorists aren’t smart enough to realize their every move may be recorded? Of course they realize they’re being wiretapped and taped every second of their lives. How does having public knowledge of our Constitution being violated by the man sworn to uphold damage our intelligence gathering capability?

If anyone can help a brother out. I’d certainly appreciate it.

I will not accept the “we are at war” argument either. It’s crap. It’s crap on a stick. It’s all fear and no reason. Remember what Benjamin Franklin has taught us. “Those who would sacrifice liberty for order will lose both and deserve neither.”

If you don’t believe it’s illegal. You’ve been tricked. Here read the 4th Amendment and tell me how it’s not being violated. Remember the Constitution is ultimate law of the land. It has final say in all federal laws.

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.

Also the fact they are monitoring foreign calls coming into the country is irrelevant. If one party is on American soil they’re under Constitutional protection.

Some days I worry.


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