posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 01:23 PM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
if in fact it's determined it's beyond the Constitutional scope of powers for the Feds to have done. Frankly, I can't see how it isn't. However, so
does Bush and likely Clinton as well.
Here is my issue...Even the Bush era Director of NSA has been on the networks, saying yes, we did it too...and even saying this...
"Frankly, the Obama administration was more transparent than we were in the Bush administration," Hayden told CNN on Wednesday. "They made this
metadata collection activity available to all the members of Congress, not just all the members of the intelligence committees."
Which I believe...but don't care. A congress that is "aware" of potential constitutional breeches, but fails to do anything about it, is worthless.
And the second failed defense is...TRUST US....No warrantless invasions of privacy of Americans ever happens!...now let us just go back to the shadows
and shelter of no actual oversight...shoo, move along now...
The FISA court seems structured to simply issue warrants when the NSA feels like a target they are pursuing might end up in court vs. the business end
of a drone.
How about it function as an actual Court of Justice and hear complaints of constitutional breeches by Analysts and management? With authority to hand
out fines, sentences, reccomend impeachments to congress of NSA officials etc.
Cuz the whole..."trust us...now go away" defense is BS in a free democracy with checks and balances.
Just brainstorming...but we need oversight...The NSA is a cowboy/lawless culture..Great when they are going after actual terrorists, but innocent
people were lynched in the wild-west all the time. The current state of technology gives them scary power.
edit on 13-6-2013 by Indigo5
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