For the past eight years, Americans have had to deal with one of the most least transparent presidential administrations. We typically find out days later that another unconstitutional executive order has been signed by President Obama, and we are beholden to the pen in his hand. This feels more like a tyranny than a republic.
Along with that, we have also had to endure scandal after scandal within his administration. And domestic terrorism. And laws that don’t protect us, but instead inhibit us to achieve our pursuit of happiness.
However, despite all of these instances, this particular eleventh hour executive order should have Americans reeling. More of our personal liberty is being stolen from us. Stolen!
You can now say good-bye to the Fourth Amendment of our United States Constitution.
From Allen B. West:
As The Intercept reported: With only days until Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA share vast amounts of private data gathered without warrant, court orders or congressional authorization with 16 other agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security…
This massive database inevitably includes vast amount of American’s communications — swept up when they speak to people abroad, when they go abroad themselves, or even if their domestic communications are simply routed abroad. That’s why access was previously limited to data that had already been screened to remove unrelated information and information identifying U.S. persons. The new rules still ostensibly limit access to authorized foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes — not ordinary law enforcement purposes — and require screening before they are more widely shared. But privacy activists are skeptical.
Activists have long been concerned about the erosion of barriers between law enforcement surveillance and NSA spying. With access to the NSA’s intercepts, law enforcement could search Americans’ private information for evidence of criminality without going to a judge — a loophole privacy activists have called the “backdoor search loophole.”
Thanks to Obama, our current fourth amendment has been taken away from all Americans. We have now lost our right to government search and seizures, as warrants are no longer necessary before reviewing private citizens’ information.
Let us hope that between Congress and Trump, they can nullify this heinous executive order and restore our Bill of Rights as quickly as possible!
Source: Allen B West