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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine Sunday's New York Times on op -- called let's give up on the constitution.
The article was written by Lewis Michael Seidman.
Get this a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University.
The -- opens up quote as the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken.
But almost no one blames the culprit.
Our insistence on obedience to the constitution with all its archaic.
And downright evil provisions.
He sets up a scenario in which a government official reaches they considered judgment for the good of the country quote suddenly someone burst into the room with new information.
A group of what a white property man.
Who have been dead for two centuries knew nothing of our present situation.
Acted illegally under existing law and thought it was fine to own slaves might have disagreed with this course of action.
Is it even remotely rational that the officials should change his or her mind because of this divination.
Conservatives blasted the piece of course.
One news investors author wrote quote I'll be impressed with -- convictions when he resigns from his con law perch at Georgetown and not a moment sooner.
Otherwise the prof stands.
As a world class hypocrite.
President Obama signed a five year extension of the US government's authority to monitor the overseas activity of suspected foreign spies and terrorists.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or -- allows the government to monitor overseas calls and emails without obtaining a court order.
The law does not apply to Americans.
Civil rights campaigners are dismayed they say the law violates the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures they sound a bit more like.
President Obama before he took office in 2005 Senator Obama said of warrantless wiretapping during the Bush Administration quote.
Once we have more information -- know to what degree our laws were circumvented.
But regardless I am certain that we can do the intelligence gathering we need to do without eroding the civil liberties our founding fathers intended.
Finally last week we told you that -- New York newspaper released the names and addresses of gun permit holders in two counties.
-- the negative backlash was so fierce.
So much so that the newspaper hired.
The Rockland county times reports that the protection was in response to a flood of phone calls and emails the police said there were no actual threats.
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