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Maybe Obama can’t help it. I mean, not only does he lie as a matter of course, but its very clear that he places a high premium on lackies who will lie for him. Case 1: Send Senator John Kerry to lie about ContractorGate in Lahore, and reward him with Secretary of State. Case 2: Send Rice to lie to Congress, reward her with head of NSA, the American equivalent of the STASI. But Barry, who purports to have taught constitutional law, seems to feel that Americans can be lied to because they will believe anything. Notwithstanding that some Americans voted for Barry twice, I don’t think Americans are that stupid.

Case 3: When the Regime trots out the line that domestic spying is legal because it was approved by the FISA Court, even Barry knows that this isn’t true. There’s that tricky language in the Constitution that says “Congress shall make no law…” So for something to be legal, it has to be both passed by Congress and passed by Congress within the limits of its power. I guess spying on the American people is within the taxing power, like the ObamaTax?

It is not up to Congress or to Barry or to Susie to decide how much freedom we will “give up” for security. Even assuming that such a preposterous suggestion makes sense, which it doesn’t, what Congress and the Regime are trying to do can only be done by a change in the First, Fifth, Sixth, Fourteenth and Fourth Amendments. It is up to the people, acting through their state legislatures, to ratify such dramatic assaults on privacy and basic rights, not  Barry, not Congress. It is not a mere academic debate to be pondered in the press, or at cocktail parties or on the Sunday morning television circuit. It is a debate reserved to the people, acting within the provisions of the Constitution, and our erstwhile constitutional professor in chief clearly understands, but lies about, repeatedly.

I, for, one, am not prepared to surrender an iota of my freedom or privacy for security. I don’t recall having  been asked if I want the Fourth Amendment changed. And until such time as I am asked, I have a right to be secure in my home, my office and my occupation, without my data being grabbed by the fed without my consent. That’s the law, that’s the constitution, and what needs to happen next is that Congress needs to either put this to the people as a constitutional amendment, or it needs to make it clear to Barry that his conduct is not legal. The next elections-2014 and 2016, need to be about this basic issue. its not the economy. its the constitution, stupid. And once we know if our privacy and our freedoms will be respected, we can make the basic decision to remain in this country or go elsewhere. We are living in a brave new world, in which peace is war, slavery is freedom, and no one objected to PRISM, so its ok, even though we didn’t even know it existed. Impeach Now!!

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