Opinion – EU Blocking U.S. Data Access After Spy Leaks

Original Comment on article at the Huffington Post

“It seems the EU uses more leverage than most Americans to defend privacy, particularly the French. I think it quite possible that the Europeans will end up with more privacy from the US Government than US citizens will.

4th amendment 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.

The fact that “special court” called FISA was set up to circumvent this constitutional amendment doesn’t make it right. Just think of all the rhetoric from people in power calling disagreement or protests terrorism. People and groups who make those kinds of bad judgments should NOT have the kind of power currently being indulged in the name of security.
I wonder, if King George III would have had this NSA kind of powerwould America even exist? I can’t answer that but the implications are not to be dismissed. As the Declaration of Independence states clearly as King G3, amongst other things, was guilty:Ben FranklinFor depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html”

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