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Government Surveillance

Convenient Surveillance Is At The Expense of Constitution and Taxpayers

President Obama has referred to himself as a “constitutional law professor,” but he seems to have lost the lesson. Rather than expressing concern about whether his Administration was upholding the Constitution and rights of the American people, he responded to the furor over the recently revealed FBI/NSA surveillance by strongly defending the programs as legal and stating that Americans “can’t have 100 percent security and then also have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience.” That is how cavalierly he handles the loss of Fourth Amendment rights? As an inconvenience?