Author Topic: Following The Fourth Amendment Would Help Make America Great Again  (Read 123 times)

Justaguy

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Following The Fourth Amendment Would Help Make America Great Again

During the last eight years, the Obama administration failed to live up to its promise reverse the Bush era’s mass surveillance of American citizens. In fact, it was expanded and justified. If you were silent, the sweeping power controlled by the president may not be on your radar for the right reasons. While there is a deep fear resonating, at least half looked the other way when “their guy” held the powers of the presidency. 

So let’s put aside the distractions roaring through the media, and let’s walk down memory lane.

The Fourth Amendment was assaulted relentlessly under Bush and it continued through both of Obama’s presidential terms. The hits came from two sides, one by mass surveillance and the other by undermining data security. Now, as my focus may just be on progressives for the moment, the truth remains that neither party, Republican nor Democratic has limited its power, especially in regards to surveillance. Know full well, I have no illusion that Trump will set a new trend of limitations.

Has the federal government moved because of its love of the Constitution, or rule of law? No, but it should at least be motivated to protect the Fourth Amendment because if there is one thing that we have seen in the past few years, it is that DC is not untouchable. Whether that is the silver lining for progressives or disdain for Republicans, we have seen just in the past few years how mass surveillance and the undermining security affects everyone, including the federal government – maybe even your dear leader. While the Fourth Amendment was assaulted relentlessly under Bush and Obama’s presidential, the hope is to end that trend during the Trump years.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-29/following-fourth-amendment-would-help-make-america-great-again
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Re: Following The Fourth Amendment Would Help Make America Great Again
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 08:09:11 AM »
I'd feel safe if they abolished the PA. 

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Re: Following The Fourth Amendment Would Help Make America Great Again
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 11:05:54 AM »
ME TOO and the NDAA.
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Re: Following The Fourth Amendment Would Help Make America Great Again
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 11:21:05 AM »
Yes, that too.