“Liberty’s backlash — why we should be grateful to Edward Snowden”
“Justin Amash…from Michigan, joined…John Conyers…from the same state, to offer an amendment to legislation funding the National Security Agency (NSA). …the Amash-Conyers amendment…forced…domestic spies…seeking search warrants to capture Americans’ phone calls, texts and emails first to identify…targets and produce evidence…before a judge may issue a warrant. The support…stunned the Washington establishment.
It almost passed.
…the House rank-and-file did succeed in sending a message to…both parties: Nearly half of the House of Representatives has had enough of government spying and then lying about it, and…spying on every American…cannot withstand minimal legal scrutiny or basic constitutional analysis.
Obama…did not want a national debate on…this before Edward Snowden blew the whistle on it, has backed off…claims that the feds are not reading emails or listening to phone calls.
…done…in light of unrefuted statements by Snowden and other NSA whistleblowers…that federal spies can, with the press of a computer key, read emails and hear phone calls.
…after the Snowden revelations did Obama welcome the “debate”….
There is a political wildfire burning in the land, and we should all be grateful to Snowden for igniting it. The fire eventually will consume the political derelictions of those who have abandoned their oaths to uphold the Constitution so they can sound tough back home.”