Judge Andrew Napolitano

What if the federal government is shameless? What if it personifies the adage of do as I say and not as I do? What if it does the very things it prosecutes others for doing? What if it has written laws and enacted procedures so that it can spy and kill, while it charges others with doing just that?

What if the feds recently indicted five low-level Chinese military officers for spying on American corporations? What if the feds accused these officers of using their computers in Beijing to hack into computers in Denver that are not owned by the federal government but by well-known and wealthy American corporations? What if these corporations are rich enough to install digital protections and procedures to insulate themselves from hackers? What if when Google and Apple and Facebook were hacked, they protected themselves from their hackers at no expense to the taxpayers?

What if the hackers who hacked into Google and Apple and Facebook -- the hackers that sent them into an expensive self-defense mode -- were agents of the federal government? What if those agents worked for the NSA? What if those NSA agents took oaths to uphold the Constitution? What if they violated their oaths and the Constitution with gusto?

What if the NSA spies on more people in China than the federal government has accused the Chinese military officers of spying on in the United States? What if the NSA used its computers in Maryland to hack into Chinese government computers in Beijing in order to identify the officers it just indicted?

What if the NSA spies on more than one billion persons every minute of every hour of every day? What if the NSA spies on the Pope, the chancellor of Germany, members of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and all persons in the Bahamas, as well as every person in America, all day and every day? What if the NSA's spies gather so much personal data about and from their one billion targets that, if reduced to print, the data collected would fill 27 times the content of the Library of Congress -- every day?

What if the accusations against the Chinese military officers -- who are unlikely to stand trial here -- are just another diversion by the Obama administration to take our eyes off its foreign adventurism, which has caused chaos in Libya, its failures in Benghazi, which may expose political gain at the price of lives, and its incompetence at the Veterans Administration, which the president has known about since before he became president?


Judge Andrew Napolitano

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. He sat on the bench from 1987 to 1995, during which time he presided over 150 jury trials and thousands of motions, sentencings and hearings. He taught constitutional law at Seton Hall Law School for 11 years, and he returned to private practice in 1995. Judge Napolitano began television work in the same year.