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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust


Uncle Sam's youngest son,
Citizen Know Nothing
(1854)
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An August ruling by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review upholding a Bush administration program of warrantless surveillance was revealed Thursday (Court Ruling Endorse Bush Surveillance Policy.)

The court "embraced the Protect America Act of 2007, which required telecommunications providers to assist the government for national security purposes in intercepting international phone calls and e-mails to and from points overseas." The 2007 Act protects Americans from knowing anything which might give them dyspepsia, should they not already be dosed with candy-colored Tums and proton pump inhibitors.

Any why is it we even have a 4th Amendment? Are any issues worthy of Supreme Court review?

The 4th Amendment provides citizens protection from governmental intrusions; it has nothing to do with time sensitive or national security interests. But the FISA court ruling nicely eviscerates the citizen protection aspect of the amendment.

Another civil right inverted to serve the desires for covertness of the ersatz servants [= government], rather than the need for transparency of their employees [= citizens.]

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3 Comments:

Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

down here on the mexican border we've made our fragile peace with "checkpoint" nation. i drove to la jolla the other day and had to idle through two border patrol checkpoints. one was simply stopping traffic so they could do a walk by with a dog, the other was the stupid "where ya born?" questions.

i passed on a perfect straight line setup because i had an appointment and didn't want to be delayed...

who's the president?

setup for the cheech marin voice...

aaaahhhh, that cowboy dude, chon wayne.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 12:14:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

MB,

Oh, I fancy you could have some fun :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 1:46:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Terrible said...

And here I always thought it took a 2/3 majority of both Houses of Congress and ratification by 3/4 of the states to amend the US Constitution. Silly me!

Monday, January 19, 2009 at 12:35:00 PM GMT-5  

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