Sunday, May 31, 2015
Indiana's Senators Don't Support The Fourth Amendment, Want Patriot Act Renewed
Not that this will surprise long-time Advance Indiana readers, but both of our state's U.S. Senators, Dan Coats (R) and Joe Donnelly (D), prove their unwillingness to uphold the Constitution of the United States which they took an oath to uphold when they were sworn into office. They both want to renew the misnamed Patriot Act so government agencies can continue to capture in bulk our most personal records and sift through those records, all without first obtaining a warrant from a court based upon probable cause. Despite the explosion in the growth of the military/industrial complex and the accompanying unwarranted spying on American citizens following the passage of the Patriot Act after 9/11, there is no demonstrable proof that the law has achieved any of its objectives.
Isn't it ironic the federal government can sniff out hush money former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid to keep nearly 40-year old misdeeds having nothing to do with national security quiet, but it couldn't detect supposed terrorist inclinations of two young Chechen immigrants brought to this country by the son-in-law of a high-ranking member of the CIA and whom at least one foreign government had warned our government posed a terrorist threat? Federal law enforcement officials didn't even bother to look into how Speaker Hastert managed to grow his personal wealth of $270,000 when he entered Congress into an estate worth somewhere between $7 and $11 million when he left public service two decades later. Sen. Dan Coats had virtually nothing when he entered Congress but is now a multi-millionaire just like former Sen. Evan Bayh. Sen. Donnelly had trouble paying his taxes before he got elected to Congress. His financial problems magically disappeared once he joined the world's most exclusive club. I think it's clear our Members of Congress breach their duty to uphold the Constitution because they are either bought off or blackmailed. Perhaps Hastert's indictment last week was a warning from the Obama administration of just how far his administration is willing to go to convince lawmakers that it's not in their best interest to challenge King Obama's ability to rule by fiat.
Watch as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explains why he is spending his Sunday on the floor of the U.S. Senate fighting our senators and others of their ilk to protect our sacred constitutional rights. Disturbingly, Sen. Paul is being vilified by President Obama and members of both political parties and the mainstream media for standing up for your sacred constitutional rights. Welcome to Nazi Germany.