View Full Version : Judge Napolitano:The 4th Amendment Was Written Specifically to Prevent NSA Spying

08-11-2013, 03:31 PM

08-11-2013, 04:24 PM
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NSA Spying: Worse Than You Think


Post-9/11, NSA secretly gained access to virtually all electronic and telephonic communications. It monitors them entering, leaving, or transmitted through the country.

It does so lawlessly. Former Senator Frank Church's warning went unheeded.

He said NSA's "capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such (is) the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter."

"There would be no place to hide. If this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know. Such is the capability of this technology."

"I don't want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return."


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08-11-2013, 04:32 PM


"This is exactly a modern redux of Solzhenitsyn's...experience at the hands interrogators where he was made to sign his life away on the dotted line to admit to crimes which the state had assembled against him based on their observation of his life.
You have a clear benchmark to comply with. If you step out of that circle, you are at the discretion of some bureaucrat, or administrator, or secret court that could pull you off the streets.
[E]very aspect of your life is recorded, and then you're going to be confronted eventually-as need presents itself-with information derived from the domestic surveillance directorate. You're going to be absolutely confronted with this information it's going to be put in front of you, 'Sign on the dotted line, you're a zek, that's all you are, you're thinking for yourself, we don't want you to be doing that.'"

The Gulag Archipelago (free download)

God bless the judge. I wish he'd run for office!