"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Senate ignores Rand Paul's bill requiring search warrants

Left by the Senate to twist slowly in the wind.
Only Senator Jim DeMint joined Senator Rand Paul to sponsor a bill to require a search warrant when government drones spy on you.  The rest of the GOP and every Democrat was busy tearing the Bill of Rights into small pieces and flushing it down the toilet.

"Love your country but fear its government."
-- Daniel Webster, US Senator 
(Member - Federalist, National Republican and Whig Parties)

Constitutional Federalist Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which would require the government to get a warrant before using aerial drones to surveil U.S. citizens.

More broadly, Paul's bill is aimed at preventing "unwarranted governmental intrusion" through the use of drones, according to the lawmaker.

Only Senator Jim DeMint put his name on the bill as a co-sponsor.  Every other Democrat and Republican in the Senate effectively told the American people to go fuck themselves.  The Bill of Rights no longer exists.

"Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs to be issued," said Paul. "Americans going about their everyday lives should not be treated like criminals or terrorists and have their rights infringed upon by military tactics."

The bill, S. 3287, would require the government to obtain a warrant to use drones with the exception of patrolling national borders, when drones are needed to prevent "imminent danger to life" or when there are risks of a terrorist attack.

The bill would also give Americans the ability to sue the government for violating the act. And, it would prohibit evidence collected with warrantless drone surveillance from being used as evidence in court.

More and more of our police and military functions are being turned over to robots with artificial intelligence.  See our article THE FEDERALIST - "Terminator Robots - War without Warriors".

For reasons of their own both Republicans and Democrats are
working to abolish the Bill of Rights.

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