Should Obama be tried for treason after his NSA speech on Friday?Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 01:49
Floating an administration source's trial balloon on just where Obama is trying to go on this NSA thing, the New York Times has divulged that Obama is seeking to declare the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution null and void once and for all.
The language of the amendment, which embodies the sentiment in Patriot speeches of the American Revolution that "a man's house is his castle," is beautifully crystalline in clarity as all the Founding Fathers' declarations were.
The Fourth Amendment guarantees:
"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."
In modern times, electronic communications such as emails and telephone calls have been held to be an extension of a person's "papers and effects."
This means, quite simply, that all private communications of private citizens are none of the government's damned business, unless it can show "probable cause" that they involve a crime, and the government can prove it to a judge. In the real world judges already tend to give wide latitude to police and prosecutors who are convinced they have "probable cause," a fairly low standard which might consist of a mere hunch based on the most circumstantial of evidence, like a man rooting around in a dumpster where, the day before, the cops found a cache of drugs.
What Barry will be saying is, naw, we don't need to bother with that stuff. We can just do whatever we want anyway...Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/should-obama-be-...