Just a tad unconstitutional.
US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a “back door” in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications.
The NSA’s collection programs are ostensibly targeted at foreigners, but in August the Guardian revealed a secret rule change allowing NSA analysts to search for Americans’ details within the databases.
Now, in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat on the intelligence committee, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has confirmed the use of this legal authority to search for data related to “US persons”.
“There have been queries, using US person identifiers, of communications lawfully acquired to obtain foreign intelligence targeting non-US persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States,” Clapper wrote in the letter, which has been obtained by the Guardian.
“These queries were performed pursuant to minimization procedures approved by the Fisa court and consistent with the statute and the fourth amendment.”
The legal authority to perform the searches, revealed in top-secret NSA documents provided to the Guardian by Edward Snowden, was denounced by Wyden as a “backdoor search loophole.”
Ben Swann takes a look at new support for a lawsuit claiming that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because of how the bill originated.
– See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/if-obamacare-is-a-tax-it-was-not-legally-passed_112013#sthash.isNvdx4V.dpuf
The American people can stop Obamacare. It will take some guts and some risk, but we can shut it down tomorrow. Let me explain.
In National Federation of Independent Business et al v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., the Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) penalties to be a tax, not a penalty. Chief Justice Roberts was chastised for this action. It has always been my belief that Justice Roberts’s actions and opinion was brilliant and eventually history would vindicate his decision and his wisdom.
Roberts gave America a skillfully crafted opinion and the opportunity to shut down the law. He also avoided having his court—a court that he will preside over until he retires or dies—from being accused of legislating from the bench; at least by liberals who were stoking the fires of discontent during the US Supreme Court Obamacare hearings.
The U.S. Constitution’s Origination Clause (Art. I, Sec 7) require all tax bills to originate in the House of Representatives. Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act originated in the Senate making the laws tax unconstitutional. No argument was made over the penalty provision of the law. Only that the laws mandate was unconstitutional.
All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
–Article 1, Section 7
Family Security Matters
During the State of the Union Address, we heard the President say how much he disagreed with and abhorred the fast-approaching “sequester”; the budget-hacking debt and deficit measure that an ad hoc committee from both houses of Congress cobbled together so that the federal government could say they did something – at least for then – on the generational problem facing our country that is a spendthrift federal government. Of course, after all the congratulatory back-slapping died down, thinking people understood that the “agreement” to which Republicans in that ad hoc committee signed on to was politically horrendous. Some of us, armed with an ability to read and comprehend the Constitution, even understood the whole of the effort to be unconstitutional.
Over the first term of Mr. Obama’s reign as President of the United States, I have – on many occasions, questioned just how it came to be that he can claim the mantle of “constitutional scholar.” Truth be told, without a full vetting of his college transcripts (to which we are denied access) all we know is from time to time he lectured to a constitutional law class at the University of Chicago under the title of “senior lecturer.” As he was not a seated professor at the UofC, his position was little more than a trophy title and one that is routinely bestowed upon political figures. Again, because we have no proof that Mr. Obama took – or even passed – a constitutional law class in either undergraduate or graduate school, his qualifications to teach – and his knowledge of the subject – is unclear.
I provide the aforementioned thoughts because two aspects to the so-called “sequester” have everything to do with constitutionality.
Posted in The Sequester- the Constitution & President Obama
Tagged Budget Control Act, Congress, conservative blog network, Constitution, Cover-up, Fiscal Responsibility, Political Accountability, Resident in Thief, smoke and mirrors, The Sequester, Tyranny, Unconstitutional
On election day, we know there were major problems of voting machines switching votes from Romney to Obama—voting machines, by the way, owned and operated by a former company of Obama crony Chuck Hagel.
We know Obama suppressed the traditionally conservative military vote.
We know thousands of military absentee ballots were “lost”—in one case supposedly burned to a crisp in an airplane crash—although no one seems to know the details of which plane it was, where it crashed, whether anyone was killed, etc.
Posted in Obama Is Not The Legitimate President Of The United States
Tagged conservative blog network, Constitution, Corruption, Cover-up, Fraud, Illegal President, Not The Legitimate President, Political Accountability, Tyranny, Unconstitutional, Usurper, voter fraud
Despite a mainstream media blackout on the topic, the alternative media is abuzz with this week’s hearing on the constitutionality of the clearly unconstitutional NDAA. In case you don’t remember, section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year, allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial. At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to many of his outraged supporters where he basically said he signed it but he won’t use it. Thanks pal!
In any event, the Administration is showing its true colors by appealing an injunction that judge Katherine Forrest issued against it in May. The injunction was in response to the lawsuit filed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others. While the NDAA clearly vaporizes the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Constitution, I believe the real target is the 1st Amendment.
Posted in NDAA: The Most Important Lawsuit in American History that No One is Talking About
Tagged conservative blog network, detention, detention camps, dismantling the Constitution, First Amendment, Martial Law, NDAA, ruling elites, Stand Up, STAND UP AMERICA, Stand-Up For Your Rights, Unconstitutional, watch the other hand
Update to this story.
Via Red Alert Politics:
In one of the toughest election seasons in American history, President Obama has perhaps just played the dirtiest card yet. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee have now essentially declared that allowing extra time for military absentee voting “unfair,” even going so far as to utter the big “U” word: “unconstitutional.”
PL87-297 Arms Control and Disarmament Act /
State Department Publication No.7277
by Bernadine Smith
If someday your children or grandchildren ask you how Liberty died in America and what happened that caused the demise of the Nation, read this and you will be able to answer them.
If they ask you why the Citizens have been disarmed, you’ll know. If you want to know why, go to your local library, no matter where you live in the United States. Tell the librarian to show you where the ‘United States Code books’ are shelved. There are 25 books in the set. They are reddish-brown in color. They are printed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC. These hard-covered books are printed every 8-10 years. They are updated with annual soft-back supplements each year until a new hard cover issue comes out. At the present time, the 1988 hardbacks are on library shelves.
Posted in Globalist Plan to Disarm America
Tagged Bill of Rights, conservative blog network, Cover-up, globalist agenda, gun control, gun grabbers, GUNS, Hillary, Hillary Clinton, Obama's agenda, Obamaland, Rand Paul, Resident in Thief, Second Amendment, Sovereignty, Tyranny, UN, Unconstitutional, United Nations