Andrew Napolitano on President Obama's NSA Placebo


White House

In a thinly disguised effort to change the subject, President Obama's most recent speech on the NSA speech focused on where the seized data is stored, rather than on whether the government in a free society is empowered to collect it. Andrew Napolitano says that instead of addressing the massive violations of the natural and constitutionally protected right to privacy, instead of reestablishing the serious constitutional and civil liberties bona fides he established for himself as a U.S. senator, the president defended his massive spying as a necessary tool in the fight to maintain national security and offered only a placebo to its critics.