God does not judge corruption, but he lets those who practice it, without ever thinking of repenting, taste the bitter fruit of their own labor. Enter The Patriot Act..
Thank God for forgiveness otherwise folks like me, not that I am corrupt, but I may have broken a commandment or two in my day, would never taste any heavenly sunshine.
There are a lot of deceitful, corrupt minded folks in Washington DC, especially those folks who find ways to strip of us our Constitutional rights, all in the name of protecting us.
Peace to you good people, this June will be a good test to see who in Congress is for you and the Constitution and who is against you and the Constitution.
Controversial section 215 of the Patriot Act is set to expire in June. This has set off a flurry of activity in Congress with one bill in the house, the Surveillance State Repeal Act, co-sponsored by Pocan (D-Wis.) and Massie(R-Ky.), designed to repeal the entire Patriot Act. Wouldn’t that be joyful?
Just to remind you, this is what the Fourth Amendment states: The right of the people to be secure in their person, house, 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 person or things to be seized.
Just to remind you, section 215 revises the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and expands the authority of government agencies to allow searches of any type of business for any record or, “any tangible things (including books, records, papers, documents or other records.”
Any one receiving an order may not disclose the fact that the government agency has sought or obtained records, according to the American Bar Association.
The section also reduces the power of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The government only has to, “assert that the records or things are sought for a foreign Intelligence investigation or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, although the investigation of a Unites States person may not be ‘solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment of the Constitution.’ ”
“There is no requirement for an evidentiary or factual showing and the judge has little discretion in reviewing an application,” the Bar Association stated
Here is another reminder: Edward Snowden leaked information that the National Security Agency was using Section 215 to collect telephone records of millions of Americans, which has touched off heated debate about the legality of Section 215. The point is the government does not have a warrant, or probable cause to gather any of that information.
So watch closely there are going to be all sorts of bills and compromises on this thing, do not trust anybody who wants to leave things as they are. After all it is an illegal section of the Patriot Act that clearly violates the 4th Amendment.
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