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Sen. Paul: NSA Scandal Would Not Be Happening Had Obama and Congress Obeyed the Fourth Amendment

Also points out Senator Obama would not be happy about what President Obama has been getting up to

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In December 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama joined then-Senator Chris Dodd in threatening to filibuster the Foreign IntelligenceSurveillance Act (Fisa). Senator Obama opposed provisions granting retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies that shared private client information with the government. His office released a statement:

"Granting such immunity undermines the constitutional protections Americans trust the Congress to protect. Senator Obama supports a filibuster of this bill …"

Senator Obama was right. Had I been in the Senate, I would've voted with him. I've even filibustered myself over civil liberties issues I believe are important.

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  1. “NSA Scandal Would Not Be Happening Had Obama and Congress Obeyed the Fourth Amendment.”

    Isn’t that the same saying they broke the law? Not just any law, but one of the highest laws of the land?

    Where are the repurcussions?

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  2. “Where are the repurcussions?”
    Well, the SF Chron put the story on page 6.

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  3. “I’ve even filibustered myself”

    Well, we’re all filibustered now.

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  5. If your local cops have a seething dislike for the fourth amendment, and hope the public remains completely ignorant of it, why would anyone think the Obama/congress had any respect for it?

    The 4th is barely alive as it is. One more violation of it is hardly surprising.

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  7. “But, indeed, no private person has a right to complain, by suit in court, on the ground of a breach of the Constitution. The Constitution, it is true, is a compact, but he is not a party to it.” from Padelford, Fay & Co. vs. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah. 14 Georgia 438, 520

  8. juliusaugustus| 6.9.13 @ 5:44PM |#
    “But, indeed, no private person has a right to complain, by suit in court, on the ground of a breach of the Constitution. The Constitution, it is true, is a compact, but he is not a party to it.” from Padelford, Fay & Co. vs. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah. 14 Georgia 438, 520″

    Uh, that is frightening; cite please.

  9. Uh, that is frightening; cite please
    I did cite it.

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