How are we supposed to have faith that the government is not also examining the records of people who have come out with open disagreement about what this administration is doing? How can we possibly believe them that they have only the best of intentions at heart when they do things like this?
Well, how can we?
Amendment IV of the Constitution of the United States:
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.So where are the justly-issued warrants in these searches?
Or is it that in the name of fighting "the terrorists", that things like that don't have to be adhered to any longer?
Why do "they hate us for our freedoms" when we don't really have freedoms to begin with anymore anyway?
Why should anyone believe that the America that is going to result from what these people are doing is going to eventually be an America worth defending at all someday?
What's going to keep another presidential administration from really abusing these powers sometime in the future, and probably sooner than later?
How can anyone, with a clear conscience, defend what the people in this administration are doing to this country?