President Obama in a speech today, Jan 17, 2014 said: “At the dawn of our Republic, a small, secret surveillance committee borne (sic.) out of the “The Sons of Liberty” was established in Boston. The group’s members included Paul Revere, and at night they would patrol the streets, reporting back any signs that the British were preparing raids against America’s early Patriots.” Read the speech HERE.
Shockingly Obama compared the spying on Americans by the NSA to Paul Revere spying on the British. He thinks the common denominator of “Spying” means the NSA and Paul Revere were the same when they were on opposite sides in the war. Obama should have compared the NSA to Benedict Arnold who was caught spying on Americans.
There’s a lawful procedure for police to spy on Americans. A judge is presented with a Warrant for a specific person. The NSA is a rogue agency ruled by a rogue President who uses a secret court with secret judges who answer to no one who can question them. That’s what a secret court is. Secret.
Where else does a secret organization spy on it’s citizens? China. Cuba. Zimbabwe, Iran, the KGB, the CRU, the Cheka dressed in black leather, totalitarian states use secrecy, torture and more to spy on the people. The NSA is dangerously close to that.
Obama made additional errors. He compared Americans who were Code Breakers in WWII who broke the codes of the Japanese with the NSA who is spying on Americans.
Don’t be fooled by his claims that it needed to be done, The point is it wasn’t allowed to be done according to many laws in America including especially the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. No spying on Americans without a warrant listing the person and the specific information being sought. Obama is trying to justify a massive spy operation by his Executive Branch with American Patriotism.Obama showed his lack of understanding of spying along with his limited knowledge of American history.
If Obama was in charge during the Revolution the Queen of England would be in the White House today.