Wednesday, February 12, 2014
You will not the the Liberals at the national Journal don't take the Constitutional protections against government spying on its citizens without a warrant seriously. They may have screamed bloody murder the George Bush was a war criminal, but the lovable Barack Obama who has doubled down on his policies is not to be feared. So going to court to protect our privacy is now a proper object of ridicule.
Here comes some fun. Sen. Rand Paul will join a lawsuit against President Obama, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey, and NSA Director Keith Alexander. The suit, Paul says, is because Obama "has publicly refused to stop a clear and continuing violation of the Fourth Amendment. The Bill of Rights protects all citizens from general warrants. I expect this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court and I predict the American people will win."
The Kentucky Republican is joining a suit from FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe. And to just round out the group, the lead counsel is Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate. In the press release from RandPac, Cuccinelli says that "we expect to be opposed by the vast resources of the federal government, yet I am optimistic that we will prevail."
And of course they accuse Paul of not being serious either. It's all a ruse to get a mailing list for donors.
Paul's class-action suit has accrued hundreds of thousands of signatures via his his website, though some have pointed out that the list will likely double as a supporter database for future political aspirations, which may include a run for the White House in 2016.