Big brother Barack is watching you!
Conservatives screamed from the beginning that Barack Obama had no regard for civil liberties or the rights of the American people.
We weren’t just proved right. We are so right it is time to rename Barack Obama, “Big Brother” Obama.
The Obama Regime has managed in an amazing act of chutzpah to simply erase the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.
What have they done?
First there was the seizure, through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (or FISA) of the phone records of EVERY Verizon phone customer. Now we are hearing about a top-secret program called PRISM.
Under the PRISM program, the National Security Agency, whose mission is to spy on foreigners reaches into the servers for at least 9 major Internet companies to read any email they want.
According to a PowerPoint presentation from the National Security Agency that was obtained by the Guardian, PRISM allows the NSA to go into the servers of various nations and look at materials in real time.
According to the PowerPoint, Microsoft was the first company to come onboard with PRISM in 2007. In 2008, Yahoo came on. In 2009, it was Google, followed by Facebook, Paltalk, YouTube, Skype in 2011, AOL and most recently Apple in late 2012.
PRISM is so dangerous for America because under this program, the NSA can go into the servers for these companies and look around, surveil data and do so without a warrant. Of course, after the FISA court simply granted a warrant for the phone records of EVERY Verizon customer, it seems like the requirement of a warrant is now a joke.
The Fourth Amendment is now on the endangered species list.
There are some leftists who do not want the government to be able to do anything to protect us against terrorists. That is idiocy.
We need government agencies like the NSA to be able to do surveillance so that we can prevent the next 9/11.
However, our founding fathers put safeguards in our Constitution so that the nation could protect itself without becoming abusive towards the citizens of the nation.
The author of the PowerPoint presentation said the purpose of PRISM was to fix problems in a broken FISA system.
It is not the purpose of some NSA bureaucrat to decide that laws passed by Congress are not working right and they need to “fix” them.
That is the job of Congress.
The response of the Obama Regime was to blame George Bush. After all, every one of Obama’s scandals and failures are always George Bush’s fault, right?
This is an issue that should cross party lines. We the people must demand the NSA do the job it was created to do. That job is to spy on foreign governments, entities and citizens. It was not created to spy on American citizens.
Congress must hold hearings and the people who violated the rights of American citizens must be fired.
While the government must protect citizens against acts of terrorism, that cannot be done at the expense of the 4th Amendment and the Bill of Rights. That is what the Obama Regime is doing.
For them, the Constitution is nothing more than an inconvenience.
Yesterday on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert quoted the famed blogger Ace of Spades. While discussing the Verizon phone record grab, Gohmert said, “We all now have Obamaphones.”
Thanks to PRISM, we all now have the Obama Internet and big brother is doing much more than just watching.