The First Amendment and Freedom of Speech and the 4th amendment, with the right for people to be secure in their"persons, papers and effects against UNREASONABLE searches and seizures…" a person would hope that those 2 amendments would be enough to keep the privacy of Americans in tact.
However, it would make more sense for the Congress, the The Executive branch and the Judiciary to be the ones under constant looking. Not only is that more efficient—but it so often seems the elected and appointed ones seem to act as if they have more power than they really do—and readily morph into having the Divine Rights of Kings…and with no consequences. See Clapper telling the Senate, yes we spy on you---- and Pompeo telling people that yes, the CIA lies and cheats… and Trump acting as if a President has no rules. … TOO MANY rules ruin government as the 1st and 4th should be enough for a democratic republic-----but maybe they don’t believe we live in a democratic republic—and as Hitler said of the Treaty of Versailles…it’s just a scrap of paper.: (
When stupid peope are elected—we all lose!
Read this carefully…
“with the expiration of Section 215, we are concerned that the executive branch may, once again, be using questionable legal theories of executive authority to justify the illegal surveillance of the American people.”
That’s right !! Section 215, legalized illegal surveillance of the American people, because they were already doing it.
The legislators also express their concern that the Trump administration “believes it has the inherent authority to surveil the American people without any congressional authorization.”
How about without MY permission.
My soul aches with the injustice of existence on many levels for many reasons.
But the liberals are wearing masks all the time, and righty is exposed.
And Bush said much the same thing about the American, Constitution and the Patriot Act put the nail in the Constitution.
Same ole, same ole. If republicans can’t get laws, rules, and regulations legislated in their favor, they just go rogue and challenge us to do something about it.
LOL well let’s challenge our Congress to wear body cameras like the police are supposed to do. That way we could see what corporations or other entities — the WHO they are selling their souls to----and we would also learn the WHAT , WHERE, WHY and HOW of the ways they are spending their time. Maybe they would realize what a horror government spying can be----and who benefits economically from all of them!. : )
Publicly fighting for what they willingly signed away a decade ago, thats our noble democrats for you.
Note that they are not decrying unconstitutional mass surveillance per se, their point of contention is that that they did not sign off on it.