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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Andrew Napolitano: Spies among us -- Congress has created a monster that is coming for us

Those of us who believe that the Constitution means what it says have been arguing since the late 1970s that congressional efforts to strengthen national security by weakening personal liberty are unconstitutional, un-American and ineffective.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which Congress passed in the aftermath of President Richard Nixon’s use of the CIA and the FBI to spy on his political opponents, has unleashed demons that now seem beyond the government’s control and are more pervasive than anything Nixon could have dreamed of.

This realization came to a boiling point last weekend when President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of monitoring his telephone calls during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Can a U.S. president legally spy on a political opponent or any other person in America without any suspicion, probable cause or warrant from a judge? In a word, yes.



Anonymous said...

Who will fire the first shot ? I mean a shot that will be heard around the world. It's time to take our country back by whatever means . You know it and I know it , civil war will be the only way to get this country back . The democrats are trying everything possible with Sorros help , he has the money
and he's willing to spend it. Make sure you have plenty of ammo , looting will be a major problem in the cities with groceries and pharmacies #1 & 2.
Soros is enemy #1 , Trump should get rid of this cancer along with Sorros son.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you fire the first shot. Be a leader.

Oh that's right, you're a coward. Just an internet bad guy.

Go back to sleep, you're never up before noon.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I scared you 7:05 , wake up and get your head out of your *&%$.
Denial is easy for your type , go march with the ladies for Clinton.

Anonymous said...

The government we have now is EXACTLY what the founding fathers of the US were concerned about; and why they created the Constitution based on scholarly study of other governments before them. Voters have allowed the founding principles of this country under the guise of social justice and now we're paying the steep penalty for such bullshit.