Is the U.S. Supreme Court in GW’s Pocket?

I’m not always a fan of the A.C. L. U. Seems that lately they are more involved in the rights of illegal aliens than they are in the rights of U.S. born citizens. I’ve wondered a time or two if they shouldn’t change their name to something else.

However, in one instance at least, they are fighting for OUR rights. Our right to privacy from Government spying. Now I have nothing to hide, but it makes me very uncomfortable to know that my email, my phone conversations, and any place I visit on the web are being data-mined by the NSA. I don’t visit porn sites, don’t visit terrorist sites, etc. So why would they be interested in viewing all that I do? It just isn’t right!

So when I received an email from the ACLU telling me that the Supreme Court refused to hear the case the ACLU had brought against the NSA, it just makes me mad. How dare they continue to defy the Constitution of the United States of America?

SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO REVIEW WARRANTLESS WIRETAPPING CASE

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the ACLU’s petition
asking it to hear ACLU v. NSA, our case against the Bush
administration’s warrantless wiretapping program. The ACLU filed this case two years ago to put an end to government spying on innocent Americans through National Security Agency surveillance.

From the start, the government’s argument has been that the case should be dismissed under the state secrets privilege, but that did not convince the district court in Michigan, which ruled that the NSA’s program is unconstitutional and should be stopped. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, however, asserted that our plaintiffs could not prove their communications had been tapped and dismissed the case.

Now, I hate to point out the obvious, but data-mining with nothing more than words and phrases for the keys to look for opens us all up to this farce. How the Supreme Court can’t or won’t see this is beyond me.

From the inception of the Bush administration we have seen one good boy after the other nominated for key jobs to support Bush. Is it any wonder then that We the People should find it hard to get a fair deal by these days?

NPR has this to say about the whole affair:

NSA Wiretapping: The Legal Debate
by Maria Godoy

Lawmakers, legal scholars and civil libertarians have raised fundamental questions about the legality of the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping within the United States.

President Bush authorized the taps on domestic phone calls and e-mails shortly after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But the program remained secret until last December. Since then, the Bush administration has offered legal justifications for the surveillance that rest on two principal assertions. First, administration officials argue that the Constitution gives the president inherent powers to authorize warrantless wiretaps to protect national security. Second, they assert that Congress gave the president that power when, three days after the Sept. 11 attacks, it authorized him to use “all necessary and appropriate military force” against al Qaeda.

Now, I’m still wondering WHY Bush is spying on US Citizens. If he is looking for terrorists, shouldn’t he be looking for specific groups and people, NOT any and ALL U. S. Citizens??? As far as I am concerned this is just more of the same that Hitler did only Hitler didn’t have the internet. The Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America 5th Amendment states:

AMENDMENT IV

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.

Now what part of this isn’t clear to President Bush and company? It is clear to me that each and every Citizen aught to have a COPY ON HAND of the Constitution of the United States as well as the Bill of Rights. That each and every person here should be right on top of the Senate and Congress as to what laws they are debating and passing.

I want to know HOW there can be any question as to the legality of what Bush is doing? I want to know why he is still President and Dick Cheney Vice President? I want to know why Congress and the Senate aren’t abiding their Oaths of Office and protecting the very people who elected them to their offices? Inquiring minds what to know……..

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~ by justmytruth on March 3, 2008.

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