Saturday, June 8, 2013
The 4th Amendment and PRISM
“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.”
Clearly, many in Washington D.C. have no respect and little regard for the Constitution. When Obama was first running for president, he stated that the Constitution is “…a charter of negative liberties.” As a lover of liberty, that statement struck me as being more than odd. When I, from the perspective of a citizen, read the Constitution and Amendments, I do not see a list of negative liberties; I see a document crafted to limit government and protect freedom. To view this same document from a negative perspective, one would need to be viewing it from the group being restricted. For your primary opinion to be one of it being a charter of negative liberties, you have to be referring to the liberties that you want government to have, not the People.
For President Obama, the Constitution is in his way. But, do not worry yourself, he has found ways to get around those pesky restrictions on his actions…just ignore it! He just does whatever he wants and claims some Executive “right” which I have trouble finding in the written document.
This past week, we continued to be bombarded with news stories about the utter disregard our administration has for the Rights of the People and contempt for the People themselves, unless you are on his Friends list.
One such revelation has been PRISM. This is an utter slaughter of the 4th Amendment. Massive data mining, by our government, of our most private communications is a routine practice.
I have noticed, in the past, names of government bills and programs commonly use acronyms. I took a moment to consider PRISM and it did not take long to find a possible meaning:
Phone Records, Internet, Social Media.
They designed a system to steal everything from everyone. You have no privacy, PERIOD!
We are NOT secure in our person, houses, papers, and effects!
There is NO reasonable, probable cause!
NOTHING is beyond their grasp in snooping on each one of us!