The Displaced Plainsman did not vote for Obama in 2012. He feels even more justified in voting Libertarian now that we learn the Obama Administration has a court order allowing it to snoop on every phone call made by every American using Verizon between April 25 and July 19.
Kallis dishes bipartisanly this a.m., raging against Republican Senator Lindsey Graham's blithe waiver of our Fourth Amendment rights under the classic trope of "if you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about." The Displaced Plainsman thunders thus:
If I have done nothing wrong, I suppose I have nothing to worry about if the police bring drug dogs into my house without a warrant. If I have done nothing wrong, I have nothing to worry about if the police stop me without probable cause while I'm walking around the park and take me to the police station to ask me questions about my associations with Al Qaeda or if I've ever been a member of the Communist Party [Leo Kallis, "A Minor Rant About NSA Seizing All Of Verizon's Customers' Call Records," The Displaced Plainsman, 2013.06.06].
Permit me to highlight Mr. Schwartz's logical extension of Kallis's indictment of Senator Graham's position: if I have done nothing wrong, I have nothing to worry about if the government runs a background check on me before I buy a gun.
Do we have any real Constitutionalists left? Do rational voters like Kallis and Schwartz have any viable political options left in body politic governed by fear and money?
Update 10:15 MDT—Bonus Bill of Rights Blast: Senator Lindsey Graham also isn't sure whether the First Amendment covers bloggers. (Short answer: yes, it does.)