Warrentless domestic spying is unconstitutional

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013 - 10:06 am

Re "Congress unlikely to change NSA snooping" (sacbee.com, June 10): Fifty-six percent of Americans approve of the total abdication of privacy in order to fight terrorism, according to a new Pew Research and Washington Post poll. I find it deeply troubling that a majority of Americans are lost in a trance and believe it is acceptable that all of their emails and phone calls are stored in huge data memory centers. Even more disturbing, the leadership in Congress of both parties also firmly believes that level of warrantless domestic spying is just fine. What is it about the Fourth Amendment they do not comprehend? What is it about probable cause they choose to ignore?

All members of Congress, as well as agents of the intelligence services, have sworn an oath to protect the Constitution. Edward Snowden is called by some a traitor. What about those who have deliberately betrayed their oath to protect the Constitution?

-- Michael Comer, Carmichael

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