Normally I would agree with VP Cheney on more things than I’d disagree. But here... I think Cheney should talk to Jim Sensenbrenner, who, after all, was largely responsible for the writing of the original Patriot Act, and who has repeatedly said the NSA surveillance has gotten way out of hand / beyond what was ever intended.
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Dick Cheney is wrong and Rand Paul is right.
Paul believes in the Constitutions provision that a warrant be issued specifically detailing the wwwwwhs of a search.
I see the Constitution as our guiding document, and if Cheney or anyone wants it changed, then they are free to pursue an amendment. The Fisa court is an attempt to amend the constitution by legislative vote IF its given ANY authority to short-circuit that constitutional requirement.
We dont have secret courts issuing secret, rushed warrants in the Constitution. Anything in the Bill of Rights should be held to a HIGHER standard and not to a lower one.
Some say this makes us vulnerable to terrorists. I disagree. If theyve only found a terrorist plan by painstaking research or field work, then the extra few days to do this properly is no impediment.
If they have discovered an act to be carried out against the US, then the President is the Commander in Chief, and he has the authority to make immediate strikes to protect our security.
I agree with you. The original gave citizens some protections and the FISA has bastardized the intent, but the original was the basis for the recent atrocities against the People.