According to Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC), although it may seem that there’s been some good news regarding efforts to impede the National Security Administration’s (NSA) human rights abuses (in the form of privacy violations), DC will never stop the spying. But wait a minute. Isn’t it good news that Judge Leon in the DC District held the NSA spying program to be likely unconstitutional, and that Obama’s NSA review panel recommended some significant scaling back of the spying program?
“Judge Leon’s court opinion does nothing concrete, in practice,” Boldin states at DC Will Never Stop Spying. “In layman’s terms, he put a stop to the program, but then put his own stop on hold. He then kicked the can down the road, handing it off to the next court to decide. In essence, he passed the buck.”
As for the NSA review Panel, which now seems to have been more of a token gesture to make the American people somehow feel better about losing their right to privacy, Obama – a guy who was once regarded by leftists as a champion for the little guy – stated after the panel recommendations that, “It’s important to note that in all the reviews of this program that have been done, in fact, there have not been actual instances where it’s been alleged that the NSA in some ways acted inappropriately in the use of this data.” In short, Boldin explains, Barack Obama believes that the NSA is NEVER acting inappropriately. He’ll never stop the spying.
Constitutional author Andrew P. Napolitano, former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, wrote in The NSA: A Conspiracy So Vast that when Edward Snowden stood up for his oath to defend the Constitution, he revealed that the NSA Conspiracy, “involves former President George W. Bush, President Obama and their aides, a dozen or so members of Congress, federal judges, executives and technicians at American computer servers and telecoms, and the thousands of NSA employees and vendors who have manipulated their fellow conspirators. The conspirators all agreed that it would be a crime for any of them to reveal the conspiracy…The object of the conspiracy is to emasculate all Americans and many foreigners of their right to privacy in order to predict our behavior and make it easier to find among us those who are planning harm.”
So while it may seem that there’s some tough obstacles for Missourians to overcome in regards to the NSA fight – as Michael Boldin notes, there’s good news. “There’s clarity in our path. If you want something to happen, your only resort is the plan to #NullifyNSA and resist on a state and local level.”
TAKE ACTION: Take these steps today to help stop NSA spying in Missouri!
1. Get the model 4th Amendment Protection Act for Missouri (pdf): HERE
2. Contact your Missouri representative/assemblyperson AND State Senator. Strongly, but respectfully, encourage them to introduce the act for our state. A phone call is much more powerful than an email. Or do both. Contact info HERE.
3. Join the coalition. Are you part of a grassroots group? Encourage your group’s leadership to sign on in support of the coalition here: http://offnow.org/coalition
4. Get Flyers to help spread the word!