The liberty fight that we are in is bigger than just the Second Amendment. Way bigger.
Nothing makes this point more clearly than the story that broke yesterday detailing how the NSA is collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily.
The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.
The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (Fisa) granted the order to the FBI on April 25, giving the government unlimited authority to obtain the data for a specified three-month period ending on July 19.
The worst part about this story that no one is talking about is that this story came from the Guardian, a British newspaper. Think about that for a second. From a British newspaper? Are we supposed to believe that no U.S. news organizations knew about this? Is it that they’re simply unwilling or unable to properly do their job? Or is it that the mainstream media on both sides of the fence (Republican and Democrat) is state controlled or censored?
For those of you still singing the praises of team Obama, this story is one among many that clearly highlights the fact that this administration doesn’t care one bit about personal liberty. If you don’t understand “what the big deal is”, I would first like to encourage you to remove your head from your third point of contact. Once you’ve done that, please re-read (or read for the first time) the U.S. Constitution including the Bill of Rights. Pay special attention to the Fourth Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The fight we are in is bigger than just the Second Amendment. We are losing more and more of our liberties each and every day, and it seems that few are taking notice. Today marks the 69th anniversary of D-Day, where we remember the sacrifices made by at least 12,000 brave men on the shores of Normandy. Those men, and countless others, died protecting the very thing that most Americans are willingly throwing away.
Please, turn off the Xbox, turn off reality TV and the mainstream liars, and pay attention to what’s going on in the world around you. Fight for all liberty while we still can, including the Second Amendment, because if this continues, soon we will live in a totalitarian state where it will be illegal to do so.