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  •  azer (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, stewarjt
    Because it was made legal when the Patriot Act was reauthorized in 2009 and Obama added FISA court oversight.

    You might not like the law.

    But it is the law.

    Laws that were broken thousands of times just over the past year.

    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/...

    Also, just because something is deemed constitutional (and these programs haven't been, because King Obama refuses to let the courts decide on the matter), doesn't mean it will stand forever.

    Nor does it mean any of these laws are just or ethical.

    •  You're referring to inadvertent errors? (0+ / 0-)

      The NSA errors were caught by an internal audit meant to conform to the law.  

      So the example you just cited proves the exact opposite of the point you hope to make.  There is no evidence of illegal, intentional search without warrants/oversight.  None.  

      Just digital mistakes.  

      The system needs better protections in place.  But that's not the same as screaming that the NSA is acting unconstitutionally.

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