Posted tagged ‘United States Constitution’

The NSA Data Mining = Future Crime Unit

June 20, 2013

Here is a great video I found on libertypenblog.blogspot.com. Jim Harper explains why the NSA storing your data is unconstitutional.

In the video he says, “We are at a fascinating historical juncture because it’s been 230 plus years since we saw a general warrant….it’s something the 4th amendment was passed to eliminate, it’s something the Revolutionary War was fought over because King George issued general warrants, allowing his troops to rummage through the houses of the colonists. Now we have a general warrant issued by a secret court, that allows the NSA to rummage, ultimately, the data that reflects communications of all Americas…..The Government has given itself power vis-a-vis individuals, while denying that they had collected information in violation of the constitution.

Here is what the fourth amendment states, “…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.

He talks about the disconnect between how the NSA has interpreted what congress passed, and how Congress understands what they’ve passed.

Senator Harry Reid has said this is nothing new, we’ve known about this for seven years.

May I remind the Senator from Nevada the oath he took when he was sworn into office.”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

The duty of his office is to defend the Constitution of the United States, against foreign and domestic enemies. If he knew about this for seven years and did nothing, wouldn’t he be considered a domestic enemy of the Constitution? Shouldn’t this be considered treason? Edward Snowden (read here), is being accused of treason by Senators and Congressmen, for shining light on the fact that Government bureaucrats are violating our Constitutional rights. Treason is in the eye of the beholder.

Liberty Pen has had some great articles this week concerning freedom in general, and the NSA in particular. Here are the articles I liked.

NSA Copies All Internet Data, Creates Dossiers On Every User, by J.P. Hicks.

Obama Speaks With Foked Tounge On Surveilance, by Sheldon Richman, at reason.com.

Citizens And The State: The Problem Is Bigger Than You Think, by A. Barton Hinkle, at reason.com.

Freedom The Unfolding Revolution, by Jonah Goldberg, at nationalreview.com.

Senator Ted Cruz Stirs Up A Hornets Nest.

March 17, 2013
English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Respect is something that is earned, not given just because of someone’s status. Sen. Cruz is starting to earn my respect because, as you will see in the video, he doesn’t worry about the consequences of challenging  senior members of the Senate who think they are his betters. How dare this freshman Senator talk to these senior Senators like this, doesn’t he know his place? I love the fact that he seems not to care what happens when he hits the hornet’s nest with a seven iron.

Sen. Cruz asks some important questions about the constitution which is that pesky little document that gets in the way of what central planners want to do. The best part of this is toward the end when Sen. Feinstein says, “…sir, congress is in the business of making law, the Supreme Court interprets the law….”. Her comment shows exactly why are country is in the chaotic (more…)

Purchasing A Gun vs. Purchasing An Abortion.

March 4, 2013
English: Lady Justice

English: Lady Justice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let’s take a look at the differences and similarities between purchasing a gun and purchasing an abortion.

Both guns and abortions are goods or services which are produced and purchased on the free market.

When a gun is purchased, there’s a 99%  chance that gun will never result in the death of a single individual. When an abortion is purchased, there is a 99% chance the abortion will result in the death of an individual.

My tax dollars aren’t used to purchase a gun for someone who can’t afford it. My tax dollars are used to purchase an abortion for a woman or a girl who can’t afford it.

You can legally use a gun to kill an attacker in self-defense, if your life is threatened. You can legally use an abortion to kill a baby for any reason, including the mother’s life being threatened by the baby. (more…)

Is The President Our Boss? No. Each Individual Is His Own Boss.

February 12, 2013

INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM

The battle for individual freedom is summed up in these statements by Chris Rock. Will we allow ourselves to be ruled by an “intellectual elite” , and socialize all of the costs. Or will we allow each individual to rule himself,  with each person being responsible for his actions .  You either believe that top down decision-making by “the intelligent few” creates the best possible order for society, or you believe that each individual cooperating and competing with each other in the market, creates an order that utilizes scarce resources and knowledge more effectively.  This is what the history of the world is all about.

THE CONSTITUTION PROTECTS THE INDIVIDUAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT

The American Revolution set a different course in human history, a course that had never been tried before. It was fought for the idea that the individual was sovereign and had the right to rule himself. The constitution protected him from the concentrated power of Government run by a tyrannical “intellectual elite” from interfering in his decisions. The constitution doesn’t protect the Government from the people, it was set up to protect the individual from the Government. It is very difficult (more…)