Friday, December 4, 2009

NSA: Still listening with Presidential approval

Not much time tonight, but I have to comment on a report from OpEdNews on NSA wiretapping. It seems that Obama is as enthusiastic about the program as George Bush was. Why couldn't their area of agreement have been that he US is the greatest country on earth? This practice kicks the teeth out of the fourth amendemnt:

Amendment IV

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 really is important that we let our elected representatives know that we will not stand for this. Every freedom we let go, every right we let them take away, is one step closer to letting them take away all our freedoms and all our rights. I can't say it any better than James Madison:

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.