The Lady Speaks

The 4th Amendment Is Dead

The “new and improved” FISA bill was passed by a majority in the House, with 25 41 “Democrats” crossing the aisle to support the death of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.

The government – with the supervision of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez – can now spy on us all, no warrants needed. Probable cause has been replaced with “reasonable suspicion.” And, should any of us – or any of our relatives – do anything that seems “hinky” to the Feds … our assets can be frozen.

Ben Franklin said, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. “

Unfortunately for the United States, and for all Americans – even the kool-aid drinkin’ redcoats – that is exactly what the Republicans and 25 41 “Democrats” have done – given up our essential liberties in return for the elusive promise of “safety.”

It’s funny, but I’m old enough to remember a time when the our government was against this shit. Oh, wait … that was back when it was the Russians doing it to their people…

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For those freaking over the upside-down flag:

THE FLAG CODE
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976

§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

You tell me: What’s more dangerous to lives and property than the government having the right under the law to spy on all forms of communication used by anyone, regardless of the possibility that they are connected to, or a part of, a terrorist group? Not to mention, the right to haul any and/or all of us who disagree to a prison without notifying our families, without telling us the charges against us, without allowing us to have legal representation…

“The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures…The number of cases in which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such a law is in itself a limited one.”

– Hitler told the Reichstag, March 23, 1933

 

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August 5, 2007 - Posted by | America, Constitution

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