Judge Napolitano--"Congres Has Created A Surveillance Monster"

Posted by  $  allosaur 5 months, 1 week ago to Government
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"Can a U.S. president legally spy on a political opponent or any other person in America without any suspicion, probable cause or a warrant from a judge? In a word, yes."
Paraphrasing Judge Nap further~
Besides your cell phone and your car, Big Brother can even find out how many times you use the microwave in your kitchen.
Welcome to the new but not improved unconstitutional USA,
SOURCE URL: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/03/09/andrew-napolitano-spies-among-us-congress-has-created-monster-that-is-coming-for-us.html


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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 5 months, 1 week ago
    I heard a guy had stolen a new Audi and the cops had the car company Lock the doors on the thief and directed the cops where to go to get him. That is an example where all this intrusion worked, but.....

    "All of this also leads to the monstrous power of the NSA to manipulate, torment and control the president by selectively concealing and selectively revealing data to him. The Constitution does not entrust such power to anyone in government. But Congress has given it.

    All of this also substantially impairs a fundamental personal liberty, the right to be left alone -- a right for which we seceded from Great Britain, a right guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment and a right for which we fought wars against tyrants who we feared would take it from us." Judge Napolitano
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    • Posted by  $  5 months, 1 week ago
      There were some low information freed colonists who wanted to make George Washington a king.
      These days we have low information and/or power hungry lawmakers, who still want to rise above the Constitution as some sort of above the law elite aristocracy.
      Oops, all of the sudden I'm thinking of the Evil Hag~now it's Botox Nancy and Dingy Harry.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 5 months, 1 week ago
        Hi Dino,
        The spying on everyone in this country is evil and power driven. Those you named are great examples, but the attack on our liberties has come from both sides of the aisle. What a way to waste more of our tax dollars. I hope the day comes when we vette our polititions on their promise to uphold the constitution. Will the people wake up to the see the true colors
        of these #<%*£€¥<##{~}'s., and demand an end to this abusive behavior and acting as an enemy to US.
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        • Posted by  $  5 months, 1 week ago
          As for the other side of the aisle, me dino views the GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as a RINO pet poisonous snake Trump has become perhaps too way far for being conned and too far too late freaking enamored with. After all, Paul Ryan is quite the gifted political creature when it comes to saying the right for responded to manipulative words.
          As for the inevitable poisonous bite?
          Hell's bells! Would "Well, you knew I was a snake" ever be a Paul Ryan admission of any treasonous guilty anything?
          Hell, no! Not freaking ever!
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          • Posted by  $  Dobrien 5 months, 1 week ago
            I was going to post a snake bite from youtube but
            they all freak me out!
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            • Posted by  $  5 months, 1 week ago
              You wouldn't believe how many poisonous snakes I killed at that Compass Lake we both know of back in the 60s when I was a kid.
              My dad had the first beside the Dothan Boat Club cottage built on the north side of the main lake.
              Whoa, think I may have told my mama is calling me to come up from the lake to kill a snake over and over again story.
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              • Posted by  $  Dobrien 5 months, 1 week ago
                I have never seen a poisonous snake in the "wild".
                Your mama taught you to be brave and deal with venomous serpents or gators . The most threatened I have felt from wild life is being run out of my fishing hole by a wolverine in Wisconsin 45 mins from my home. To me that is a big plus living in Minnesota no venomous snakes.
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                • Posted by  $  5 months, 1 week ago
                  We hardly ever had a problem with gators. When we did, some idiots had built lake houses around Jack's Pond, more of an inlet than a pond where its hidden behind a lump of cypress trees.
                  That's where most of the gator's were and they were all flushed out into the main lake.
                  One day at about that time, I was doing something on the dock when I heard a gator snort with its nose above the water. I walked over to take a look, saw nothing and here comes my dog running like a banshee.
                  I couldn't stop the silly mongrel from jumping off the dock and into the water. So I grabbed a paddle and repeatedly slapped it on the water until the dog swam back to the shallows where I could grab it. I was never so scared for a stupid dog in my life--and I've since been around a long time since then.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 5 months, 1 week ago
    This says the president could order the NSA to give him access to anyone's phone calls without a warrant. Could President Trump then order the NSA to give him proof of earlier spying on him? Could he order the NSA to turn over their information on himself so he can make a political point that the gov't isn't even pretending to the follow the Fourth Amendment?
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 months, 1 week ago
    We have become so used to government running our lives that we have forgotten what freedom is. Like the current hoo-ha over health insurance. We have come to accept that the government has to run some sort of health club, but where is that in the Constitution? The problem is and always will be, that one never fits all. As a matter of fact one thousand never fits all. It is why supermarkets have come to be. Individual programs put up by individual agents, can be presented to individual persons, and then modified to suit them and their budget. There should be no more penalty for opting out than refusing to buy a game machine.
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  • Posted by chad 5 months, 1 week ago
    The ability to monitor, easily manufacture evidence against any evil libertine without an army of overseers is incredibly dangerous. America has gone over the edge and is definitely in the category of one of the greatest dictatorships of all time and most citizens are not aware that they are slaves.
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    • Posted by  $  5 months, 1 week ago
      Now we have a huge group of snowflakes angry about not being enslaved even worse than we already are. And they are meanwhile completely oblivious to that fact.
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  • Posted by scojohnson 5 months, 1 week ago
    How many times you use the microwave would be pretty easy - those are either 700 or 1100 watts normally, and you probably have a smart-meter on your house from the utility, so just look for the sudden 3.18 or 4.58 amp (@ 220 volt service) spikes on power delivery. Might be a little harder with solar systems (but not impossible there either).

    Nonetheless, I've been calling for quite a while - the best thing Trump could do would be to issue an executive order to dismantle the systems and order the sell-off of assets and rescind the contracts to Booz Allen, et al. Do that, and it would be very hard to immediately re-start again by someone else.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 5 months, 1 week ago
    Can the US. spy on Political opponents?...US as in us?...yes.
    US. as in government?...No! not without verifiable probable cause, etc.
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    • Posted by  $  5 months, 1 week ago
      Judge Nap added "any other person in America" and, using your different words, doing so without any verifiable cause.
      Me dino ain't no Judge Nap but that's what he said.
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