Thursday, February 02, 2006

Gov. Owens Plays Dumb

Gov. Owens showed up for the last ten minutes of the Jay Marvin show just now, and he actually said there's nothing in the Constitution which forbids the President from eavesdropping on members of Al-Qaeda who are talking to American citizens.
Amendment IV
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.

By what possible logic does Owens say the President is not prohibited from spying on American citizens? By the reasonableness of needing to eavesdrop on Americans talking to Al-Qaeda? The reasonableness or probable cause of the search does not negate the requirement for a warrant.

Thank goodness his term is nearly over. He should never again be in a position of power over we, the people.

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