Today I read in the Washington Post that "the party in charge" is continuing to pursue the undermining of the FISA court:
The bill would allow the NSA to eavesdrop, without a warrant, for up to 45 days per case, at which point the Justice Department would have three options. It could drop the surveillance, seek a warrant from FISA's court, or convince a handful of House and Senate members that although there is insufficient evidence for a warrant, continued surveillance "is necessary to protect the United States," according to a summary the four sponsors provided yesterday. They are Mike DeWine (Ohio), Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), Chuck Hagel (Neb.) and Olympia J. Snowe (Maine).
You have got to be in Awe on the actually balls on these folk to actually put in writing a law that effectively nullifies the Fourth Amendment. Oh, we don't have any grounds for the eavesdropping but let us continue on anyway. We need to protect the US. How long until this goes down to the state level. "We need to do x y or z in order to "protect the citizens." Anything goes to 'protect the citizens."
Oh but this isn't the worst part. Well maybe it is, but in another development the "Party in Charge" is attempting to make sure that no other person actually attempts to inform the people on the illegal activities of the U.S. Government:
The bill introduced yesterday calls for fines of up to $1 million and prison terms of up to 15 years for those who disclose "classified information related to the Terrorist Surveillance Program," the administration's name for the NSA operation. The penalties would not apply to journalists.
Oh I see. If you whistleblow on the government you should go to Jail and pay up to $1 million. However, should you be the actual person breaking the law you get..what? Ummm..that's right; a free ride! I mean this is the definition of Ass backwards. Yes folks, these are the people that more than 50% of Americans put into office on account of being scared to death of Homosexuals and Abortions. Not to worry people! you can be spied on, grabbed off the street and imprisoned indefinitely and any-damn-place on the planet. You can have feds show up at your job if you speak well of Hugo Chavez but by golly them damn gays can't get married and that girl raped by her dad will have that baby!