Julie Frost, SFF writer (agilebrit) wrote,
Julie Frost, SFF writer

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...seriously, has this President even read the Constitution?

Because for someone who used to be a "Constitutional scholar," he sure doesn't seem to know what the Fourth Amendment says:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

President Obama sez: "The question we now have to ask is: If technologically it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system where the encryption is so strong that there is no key, there's no door at all, then how do we apprehend the child pornographer, how do we solve or disrupt a terrorist plot?"

Well, the same way you've always done it, Mr. President. You prove probable cause and you get a damn warrant.

But this is awfully funny coming from the guy who won't even allow his law enforcement departments to look at public posts on social media. If a cop pulls you over for a traffic stop and sees drug paraphernalia sitting right there on your front seat in plain sight and arrests you for it, that's not an illegal search, that's out where God and everyone can see it. Same thing with public posts.

And this is the same Administration who thinks they should just be able to comb through the metadata of every American and have a haystack of immense proportions, rather than looking through the stack of needles they already have and going on a terrorist hunt there.

Not only that, but this same President is refusing to enforce our immigration laws, thereby allowing a massive leak of terrorists and MS13 gang members--along with murderers, rapists, and the pedophiles he's suddenly so concerned about--across our borders, with no end in sight--and now he's saying that he should get to break the law because "you cannot take an absolutist view"?

The law is the law, Mr. President. You are not a monarch, an emperor, or a dictator. You don't get to pick and choose which ones you enforce and which ones you ignore. Or which ones you outright break.
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