We Don’t Need No Legislation

Mike DeWine said that we don’t need no stinkin’ debate about NSA wiretapping issues, and now Bill Frist is jumping on board the Constitution-be-damned train. From Yahoo News:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, standing firmly with the White House on the administration’s eavesdropping program, said Sunday he doesn’t think new or updated legislation is needed to govern domestic surveillance to foil terrorists.

“I don’t think that it does need to be rewritten, but we are holding hearings in the Judiciary Committee right now,” Frist said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Frist also said he didn’t think a court order is needed before eavesdropping, under the program, occurs. “Does it have to be thrown over to the courts? I don’t think so. I personally don’t think so,” he said.

Business as normal in GOP-land continues…

  1. “Does it have to be thrown over to the courts? I don’t think so. I personally don’t think so,”

    Well guess what the Constitution says so. It says that the citizens are entitled to a system of checks and balances whereby each branch of the government has equal power and opportunity.

    The executive branch can search without a warrant, the legislative branch can pass laws telling them not to, and the judicial branch can slap them across the face for it :)

  2. i don’t wanna keep harping on this but..

    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.

    -4th amendment to the constitution of the united states