You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
Congress hasn't any real interest in checking executive power - the Senate and House Intelligence Committees members campaign funds benefit from "intelligence contractors"
Intelligence contractors donate millions to intelligence watchdogs in Congress | Center for Public Integrity
Every lawmaker on intel committees received money from top intel companies - Columbia Independent | Examiner.comMost intelligence-related spending by the U.S. government is subject to independent scrutiny and monitoring by a small number of people — primarily, the 40 lawmakers assigned to the House and Senate intelligence committees, plus the roughly 100-member staffs of those two committees.
The lawmakers are meant to provide a key check on waste, fraud, abuse, and potential illegalities, since intelligence-related spending and activities are ordinarily well outside the public’s view.
According to a new report, however, every single one of those lawmakers has received campaign funds from twenty of the largest contractors providing intelligence services to the Defense Department, which accounted for a signficant portion of the nation’s overall $75.4 billion intelligence budget in 2012.
add in the desire to be "safe" at any cost to personal liberty, or the Constitution itself ( even though any real threat blocks are yet to be demonstrated) +
the general overreach of the executive branch = winds up with a recipe for a "general warrant" - prohibited under the 4th
Fourth Amendment legal definition of Fourth Amendment. Fourth Amendment synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.
Last edited by OldWorldOrder; 02-15-14 at 02:52 PM.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.