Obama Speech on NSA Reforms a Sad Joke, 4th Amendment Destruction Now Sealed With Presidential Approval
“The speech had the feel of a car salesman coming back from “speaking with the manager” and saying that he is able to offer a deal that no one likes but he wants to offer because he likes the customer. Of course, this “deal” does not require our consent.” -Jonathanturley.org-
By Alex Thomas
January 18, 2014
President Barack Obama, speaking during a “highly-anticipated speech” at the Justice Department, announced a series of so called reforms to the way the government collects and saves the information of millions of American citizens.
Responding to widespread outcry after leaked information provided by Edward Snowden brought NSA spying to the mainstream, Obama outlined new rules on how telephone records would be collected and used but left in place most of the intelligence practices that have gutted the 4th amendment and essentially turned the United States into a police state.
Critics of government surveillance were quick to denounce the changes as minuscule, noting that intelligence agencies are still allowed to conduct surveillance on millions of Americans without probable cause and that every keystroke will still be captured, every phone call still recorded.