Rand Paul calls out Republican 'war caucus' in Fox News editorialSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 14:06
This was published yesterday on FoxNews.com, check it out if you haven't already, he calls out John McCain and Lindsey Graham too!
Sorry, Mr. Obama, the Constitution is not negotiable
By Sen. Rand Paul | June 12, 2013 | FoxNews.com
In the United States, we are supposed to have a government that is limited with its parameters established by our Constitution. This notion that the federal government can monitor everyone’s phone data is a major departure from how Americans have traditionally viewed the role of government.
If this is acceptable practice, as the White House and many in both parties now say it is, then there are literally no constitutional protections that can be guaranteed anymore to citizens. In the name of security, say our leaders, the Constitution has become negotiable.
This is what the White House is saying when it defends the National Security Agency’s gathering of Verizon’s client data en masse, or what President Obama calls a “modest encroachment” on our rights, as he assures us that “Nobody is listening to your phone calls.”