> It’s finally happened. A whistle blower has exposed our government’s program/programs to acquire all our private information, phone records, text messages, and e-mails. This very message is included in that data gathering. Why should you be concerned? Well, this country is a republic, which means that we are governed by a body of laws. However, there is one body of laws that supersede any other law in this land, and that is the Constitution. Any attempt to impede and infringe upon any portion of this document is beyond illegal. The American people have undoubtedly allowed these politicians to slip by, not because they have an unyielding love for them, but because they are either ignorant or don’t care. Below is President Barack H. Obama’s statement on the NSA leaks.
I noticed that Obama repeatedly said that America was a democracy, which we are not, and that “We have to have trade offs” for our safety. There are no trade offs when it comes to Freedom and Liberty. Below is the fourth amendment in our Constitution.
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.
It is obvious that our Supreme Court system has indubitably failed us, and it has failed to uphold its portion of the check and balance system in our country. However, there are still a few politicians who have a back bone, and one these politicians, Senator Rand Paul, is going to challenge the NSA in the Supreme Court.
Now, who leaked this information? Well, that was all thanks to Edward Snowden. Thanks to this brave individual, we now have a chance to address some of our government’s overreaching policies and departments.
However, in light of his heroic actions, he is now in fear for his life, not from terrorists, not from foreign invaders, but from our very U.S. government.
We truly are living in strange times, and I hope that we can restore this republic soon, otherwise we will degrade to the point where our very freedoms are at stake. Below is a statement from Ron Paul.
Never give up your liberties and freedoms, there has been too much blood shed for them.
Authors notes: Wow, wee, wow, wee, wow. I cannot believe what I am seeing. We really do live in interesting times.