By Andrew P. Napolitano
A decision last week about NSA spying
by a panel of judges on the United States Court of Appeals in New York City
sent shock waves through the government. The court ruled that a section
of the Patriot Act that is due to expire at the end of this month and on which
the government has relied as a basis for its bulk acquisition of telephone data
in the past 14 years does not authorize that acquisition.
This may sound like legal mumbo jumbo, but it goes to the heart of the
relationship between the people and their government in a free society. Here is
the backstory and the latest.
The Patriot Act is the centerpiece of the federal government’s false claims
that by surrendering our personal liberties to it, it can somehow keep us safe.
The liberty-for-safety offer has been around for millennia and was poignant at
the time of the founding of the American republic………Other senators, foremost
among them Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, also running for president, are pretending
outrage by offering a Band-Aid to replace the Patriot Act called the Freedom
Act. ………Earlier this week, Paul announced……..he plans to filibuster all
attempts to permit this to continue. For that alone, he is a hero to the
Constitution. Perhaps his friend Cruz will return to his constitutional roots
and join him.….….How do we know that the Freedom Act is a Band-Aid only?
Because the NSA supports it......To Read More....