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Obama, Feinstein Shut Down Fourth Amendment Debate

helioquois Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 4:24 PM
Unlawful search and seizure: "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." How the mighty 4th Amendment will be tested, when the precedent of FISA is re-enabled, and the government seeks to seize the weapons in your home without a warrant. Make enough laws, and every man is a criminal, subject to a capricious government entrenching its centralized execution of power. The Constitution is under assault, folks, and this is the latest of many usurpations.
JacobsTrouble Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 6:00 AM
These were the very objections to FISA when its amended version was signed into law by president Bush.

The difference then was that the objections came from the Democrats and the MSM.
Stan306 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 12:36 PM
This is part of the reason for the second amendment.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein has been presided over four days of committee debate over reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act with an iron fist and incredible subordination to the Obama Administration. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 was set to expire, but President Obama has been pushing for its un-amended reauthorization.

The FISA Amendments Act largely exempted the federal government from having to work through a special court system in order to obtain warrants to monitor communications involving Americans. While President Obama was in the Senate, he opposed the legislation. Now that he's actually wielding the levers of...