4th Amendment, Provided Free for the ACLU

Yeah, the ACLU probably doesn’t come to my little spot on the web, but, hey, you never know

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.

Intercepting phone calls is not a search. The Constitution is not a living, breathing, dynamic, changing document. It is what it is. You want to change it? Read and follow Article V, mentioned in the Preamble to the Bill of Rights.

Did we get warrants to listen to comm traffic during WWII? The Korean and Vietnam Wars? The Cold War? Should Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan have procured warrants to listen to traffic from the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, etc? Some of that traffic originated or ended not only IN the USA, but with American citizens. There was not warrant for Venona. Yet it provided proof positive of real Soviet agents within the ranks of the US government. Was that OK?

So why isn’t it OK for the NSA to intercept comm traffic involving known and suspected terrorists? Oh, that’s right, George Bush is President.

I tried. Perhaps the ACLU will try reading the Constitution they say they are there to protect. Sigh.

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2 Responses to “4th Amendment, Provided Free for the ACLU”

  1. Another spoonful of irony

    Times change.

    And apparently, so do the standards on the Left: (A bit of insight from Terence Jeffrey, courtesy of JCrew at DoublePlusGood). When Al Gore ran for president in 2000, he said, “Our Constitution is a living and breathing document” th…

  2. Another spoonful of irony

    Times change.

    And apparently, so do the standards on the Left: (A bit of insight from Terence Jeffrey, courtesy of JCrew at DoublePlusGood). When Al Gore ran for president in 2000, he said, “Our Constitution is a living and breathing document” th…

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