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  •  By the way, I just read ... (2+ / 0-)
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    Reggid, eps62

    ... the FISC opinion, and these are freaking "advisory opinions" or "advisory rulings." The Government has to prove what they're doing is Constitutional before they can implement a program! Even more safeguards than I expected, (and I expected a whole hell of a lot).

    So, we have privacy protected. What about foreign intelligence? Should we completely ignore the rest of the world? Is it now safe for us to put off trying to prevent terrorism events? Let's get some balance into this debate.

    Rand Paul is to civil liberties as the Disney Channel is to subtle and nuanced acting.

    by Tortmaster on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 03:57:51 AM PDT

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    •  And by "prove" that a program is constitutional (1+ / 0-)
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      CenPhx

      what you really mean is have the likes of John Yoo pull some bizarre justification out of thin air (or his ass maybe).

      Color me less than convinced.

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