Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano reports that the FBI may soon have the authority to access your internet activity without a warrant.
Lawmakers are currently considering proposed legislation this week that would give the FBI that flagrantly unhindered access.
Napolitano also noted that FBI Director James Comey suggested that the Constitution encumbers investigations and makes the agency’s work difficult.
“Guess what. The Constitution is intentionally a pain in the neck so that law enforcement will not run roughshod over our civil liberties,” the Fox News senior analyst told network host Shepherd Smith.
“It gets worse — it never gets better, no matter who’s in the White House, no matter which party controls the Congress,” he remarked. “It’s always done in the name of keeping us safe. Who, or what, will keep our liberties safe?”
The founding fathers wrote the 4th Amendment for a very good reason. Freedom and Liberty.
“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.”
The goal of this Amendment is to protect people’s right to privacy and freedom from arbitrary governmental intrusions.
The courts MUST determine for the FBI what constitutes a search or seizure, otherwise, nothing is sacred.
This is Pandora’s Box and Congress has been opening it for 40 years.
With the advent of the internet and increased use of computers and devices, there has been an increasing amount of crime occurring electronically.
Consequently, evidence of such crime can often be found on computers, hard drives, or other electronic devices.
That does not negate the importance of the 4th Amendment and it’s protections of the American public.
Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
THAT Director Comey, is why your job at the FBI is SUPPOSED to be harder BECAUSE of the Constitution. The founding fathers WANTED it that way dude!