Bush’s NSA has violated the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution.
“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.”
Someone needs to go to prison and this needs to stop. No scare tactics about al Qaeda justify trashing our rights. Anyone who says otherwise is not upholding his/her oath and is, therefore, a traitor. This story should really tick you off:
“The NSA program is believed to have begun under General Michael Hayden, now President Bush’s nominee to take over the CIA.” – abc
“The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans ? most of whom aren’t suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.
“It’s the largest database ever assembled in the world,” said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA’s activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency’s goal is “to create a database of every call ever made” within the nation’s borders, this person added.
For the customers of these companies, it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made ? across town or across the country ? to family members, co-workers, business contacts and others.” – usatoday
They keep saying this is legal. Bullfeathers. Some “laws” (presidental secret orders more likely) are unconstitutional EVEN if Bush controls the Supreme Court. Human Rights are not “granted” by courts or presidents, they are inalienable. When are you people actually going to stand up and get mad? When they pass a law that says every American must be interrogated and tortured to protect the homeland? This system “Daytona” will be/has been used not to find terrorists, but to allow the nation’s top criminals to find and “disappear” everyone who knows about their crimes. (The 9/11 inside job for example.)