The media blackout is blatantly evident as the government prepares to pass another All-American titled bill that strips away liberty with no accountability.
As the mainstream media provides relentless coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal, there is one major piece of legislation it is ignoring, and if passed, it will have massive repercussions for all Americans.
More than 40 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, have joined together to condemn the USA Liberty Act, a trendy name for a dangerous bill that reauthorizes and creates additional loopholes for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the coalition noted that one of the most obvious problems with the USA Liberty Act is that it fails to address concerns with the “backdoor search loophole,” which allows the government to “conduct warrantless searches for the information of individuals who are not targets of Section 702, including U.S. citizens and residents.”
“The USA Liberty Act departs from the recommendation made by the President’s Review Group on Surveillance, appropriations amendments that have previously passed the House, and urgings of civil society organizations, which would have required a probable cause warrant prior to searching the Section 702 database for information about a U.S. citizen or resident absent narrow exceptions. As written, it raises several concerns. First, the bill’s most glaring deficiency is that it does not require a warrant to access content in cases where the primary purpose is to return foreign intelligence. This is an exception that threatens to swallow the rule.”
Not surprisingly, the USA Liberty Act claims that it will “better protect Americans’ privacy” by requiring the government to have “a legitimate national security purpose” before searching an individual’s database. Then when they do have that purpose established, they will be required to “obtain a court order based on probable cause to look at the content of communications, except when lives or safety are threatened, or a previous probable cause-based court order or warrant has been granted.”…
Since EVERYONE who disagrees with the MSM is now a russian agent, it seems that for all practical purposes, the “deficiency” above comprises the bill itself.
And note how we hardly ever even consider the possibility that this is all an academic exercise anyway. The national security bureaucracy controls the section 702 database already. How much imagination does it take to realize that those branches of the same bureaucracy which might otherwise be forced to seek an official legal constitutional warrant are only trying to cover for the fact that they already have illegal insider access to this database, to legitimate prosecutions which would otherwise be impossible under, you know, the 4TH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION?
How did we get to this point? Uh, remember 9/11? You know, when all those steel framed buildings collapsed symmetrically into their own footprint, right through their axis of maximum strength and resistance, due to random fires and structural damage? Wow. God must be working for islam now.
Oh yeah, I forgot, the government which starved, tortured and murdered millions of iraqis and southeast asians and latin americans under a long series of conjured false pretexts which we only found out about years later, isn’t hopelessly corrupt and out of control. Just gotta get those pesky russians out of washington and everything will be just fine. The network of corporate ownership which controls the MSM will lead us, just as they lead and control washington.
9/11 provided a means to overthrow this evil on a silver platter, simply by doing elementary physics, historical research, investigation and just the tiniest amount of common thinking. The fact that the so-called “peace movement” never rose to the occasion will be seen as the biggest failure of social activism in human history. And we will pay dearly for it.
Seriously, anyone who refuses to look at the face behind this transparent mask should see a therapist pronto. This is mental illness.