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She Can't Speak Against the NSA Putsch by poasterchild She Can't Speak Against the NSA Putsch by poasterchild
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segaman4 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
were watching you!!!!!!!1
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Athens-GA-Legalize Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
This is your brain; This is drugs; This is your brain on drugs!  
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013   Writer
I fight against the NSA by not having a life. I'm so dull I hope to induce narcolepsy in the entire agency.
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thunderpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Artist
Agreed! The same needs done to Monsanto as well!!!!
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You mean [link] [link] [link] [link] and [link], for example? ;)
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PyrrhusiVictoria Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
100% agree :thumbsup: I'm just sad that it took people 10 years to figure out how ridiculously intrusive the patriot act is, particularly section 215, since it got so much attention during the Bush years with the "warrantless wiretapping" investigations. Changing the standards for search and seizure from "probable cause" to "reasonable suspicion" is completely unconstitutional, as is allowing warrants to be granted from the same branch of government that wants to do the search in the first place. I also can't stand the political theatre, watching congressmen with their faux-rage at the use of the powers *they* specifically created, and re-authorized. If anyone thinks this is serious, please contact your congressmen (and women) and don't let them off the hook until they repeal this abomination.

Having said that, there is a legitimate place for a FISA court. Constitutionally, the judicial branch must be involved in allowing the executive branch to breach a person's 4th amendment protections (by issuing a warrant). FISA justices are available 24/7 for "national emergencies" and are cleared for security, which is a necessity for national security cases. However, the problems right now are that the executive branch has been granted the power to procure their own warrants without the aid of the judicial branch in certain circumstances, and the FISA rules need to seriously be updated for the new technology available in the digital age. Without clear-cut guidelines, the NSA, FBI and even CIA will overreach as much as they feel they can get away with.
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