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Politicians Who Complain About Trump’s Authoritarian Tendencies Just Gave Him 6 Years To Warrantlessly Spy On Americans

Over on the Senate side, things were even more ridiculous. Senator Jeff Flake voted for cloture, helping to end (the already non-existing) debate on such surveillance, and blocking any amendments. And then, the very next morning, went on the Senate floor to slam the President, compare him to Stalin, and warn that our democracy may not survive. Again, this was mere hours after Senator Flake voted to give more surveillance powers to the President he was about to compare to Stalin.

Or how about Dianne Feinstein? It may be no surprise that Feinstein voted to continue and expand surveillance — she has a long history of doing exactly that. But just about an hour before voting for cloture, Feinstein herself introduced an amendment that would have required a warrant to search the corpus of data collected under 702. And then she voted to block that amendment from even being voted on.

…Trump has been loudly denouncing McCaskill for months as she’s facing a tough reelection campaign. And her response was to deny any further debate or amendments and to vote to give Trump more surveillance powers.

…These are not the only ones.

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Expanding surveillance of everyone gets some much needed scrutiny at the Washington Post and Daily News. Yes they are a rogue agency operating completely outside the Constitution. So when is someone going to do something about it?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmw4G5q1OkE&feature=player_embedded

Impeach and arrest.

What Diane Feinstein and Mike Rogers would prefer not to hear or understand:

 

4th Amendment to the US Constitution

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.

 

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I’ve been writing about this stuff for decades, and readers here should already know this stuff.  Hopefully they’re God damned mad about it and not going to take it anymore.

There’s a reason I cite George Orwell over and over again.

Washington Post:

U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

“The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2LrbsUVSVl8

Some of us have been hollering about this linear cliff dive to police state totalitarianism for a lot of years.  Others play video games all day.

This video is what the police state looks like.  It’s unconstitutional.  There are no warrants.  There is no reasonable suspicion.  This is treating the citizens like criminals in their own homes arbitrarily, and if it is not opposed immediately, it is the end of the United States as a republic.  Oddsmakers are probably not giving the constitution and democracy much benefit of the doubt in Vegas right now.

Here is what the supreme court said about martial law practices in the past:

“Those great and good men foresaw that troublous times would arise when rulers and people would become restive under restraint, and seek by sharp and decisive measures to accomplish ends deemed just and proper, and that the principles of constitutional liberty would be in peril unless established by irrepealable law. The history of the world had taught them that what was done in the past might be attempted in the future. The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times {121} and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism, but the theory of necessity on which it is based is false, for the government, within the Constitution, has all the powers granted to it which are necessary to preserve its existence, as has been happily proved by the result of the great effort to throw off its just authority.”
–U.S. Supreme Court, Ex Parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (4 Wall.), (1866)

Those instituting a police state right now should be impeached for treason.

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