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Published: Wednesday, June 5 2013 11:15 p.m. MDT

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Shaun
Sandy, UT

Yet everyone is so concerned about their gun rights. If this type of spying isn't unconstitutional then why even have a constitution?

robtal
bordentown, NJ

I wonder why they need the records, the technology already exists to intercept overseas calls? I fear and have concern it is the same as water boarding they now use . We have the technology to administer pain free drugs to any enemy in our control to get any information without resistance. Yet we now torture. Our government has taken steps toward being overly covert,paranoid, and an enemy to the hole world and its own citizens. This has nothing to do with national security and everything to do with control and fear of its own citizens. Like Reagan said an evil empire only now it's our own government and its branches.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

To Shaun:

This article has absolutely nothing to do with gun rights. Nothing. There's no reason to intermix topics unless you're purposely trying to show a political bias. However, since you brought it up, everyone should be concerned about all of their private rights... regardless of what those rights entail. When the rights in one area are eroded, it makes it easier to start taking away other personal rights.

The Constitution of the United States, as well as the Bill of Rights, are very broad in scope, yet list very specific rights. There are many other reasons for having our Constitution well beyond this particular subject matter. Everyone should take the time to become more familiar with those rights. The Constitution is one of the greatest documents mankind has ever created.

simbaji
SLC, UT

Behold the mighty land of the free! Free to submit to the will of the government, free to not resist government intrusion into the private details of your life, even in contradiction of it's own founding document.

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Vote out all politicians who support the Patriot Act and other various documents that are stripping Americans of their Constitutional rights.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

Spying on U.S. citizens.
Supplying guns to Mexican drug gangs.
Spying on Associated Press reporters.
Intimidating TEA party organizations with the IRS.
Ignoring pleas for help from our ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.
Ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; plus military incursions into Pakistan.
More than one million people in jails and prisons (highest in the entire World).

Welcome to the Soviet States of Amerika.

Land of the supposedly free, where government spies on its own people, puts them in gulags and forces them to buy health insurance or else.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Leave it to the BO misadministration to outdo East Germany's Stasi.

incog99
McCall, ID

Vote with your pocketbook. This is all they understand. BOYCOTT VERIZON!

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Would one of the Obama cheerleaders explain and justify this to us please?

Please don't say "its the fault of Glenn Beck, George Bush, and Fox news". You said that during the Benghazi hearings. There's only so many things you can blame on those folks.

Maybe its time the liberals put down the koolaid and start watching the big boss.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Shaun
"If this type of spying isn't unconstitutional then why even have a constitution?"

I suppose the Patriot Act could be ruled unconstitutional since that's what was giving the authority for this.

county mom
Monroe, UT

Verizon was given a court order. They did not break the law.
The law was broken and the constitution trampled on when the fourth amendment was abused.
This is illegal search and seizure.
This particular president and his administration have no respect for our constitution or the American people as a whole.
Not one of the bill of rights has any hold on the man nor does the rights of regular hard working Americans!

Contrarius
Lebanon, TN

I agree that this search and seizure is outrageous.

And, boys and girls, this is what comes of the Patriot Act.

And who passed the Patriot Act?? Hmmmm????

Hint -- it wasn't Obama.

play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

I wish I were an attorney. This seems like an open and shut case on a class action basis. Question: Can the President and members of the administration personally be brought up on charges other than impeachment for violations of fundamental constitutional rights?

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Take note conspiratorial DN readers.
Perhaps if you think clearly about this issue, you will remember the bottom line in America, and the world is $MONEY$.
Corporations, Media( which includes all Internet such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.), educational facilities, consumer research groups, marketing companies, etc, etc., want to know all about you and your favorites and purchasing habits.
Nazi soldiers are not coming to your door to take you to Siberia where you will disappear forever.
The above mentioned groups are laughing all the way to the bank.

Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

This one will be swept under by the lame stream media.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Contrarius,
You cannot excuse BO from the Patriot Act. BO DID renew the Partiot Act. it originally passed during the bush administration, but it had a sunset date. That sunset date came during the first two years of the BO misadministration. It was set to expire, but BO and the then DEM congress renewed it. perhaps you can tell us why. Hmmmmm?

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "atl134" and "Contrarius" I hate to break it to you, but the Patriot Act expired in 2011. Anything since then that is blamed on the Patriot Act should be attributed to the laws that have been made by the Democrats, including Obama.

The fact is, what was done here was more likely done under the "Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act", which was written and executed last year under Obama, not part of the Patriot Act.

Like it or not, your guy is the one that has ramped up the destruction of our constitutional rights to avoid warrantless searches.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@lost in DC
"You cannot excuse BO from the Patriot Act. BO DID renew the Partiot Act. it originally passed during the bush administration, but it had a sunset date. That sunset date came during the first two years of the BO misadministration. It was set to expire, but BO and the then DEM congress renewed it."

It could've been stopped via GOP filibuster as is many things this day, but they had no complaints about the Patriot Act. The only Senators who launched any kind of effort to stop it were Democrats. They were woefully unsuccessful. At least now they'd probably have Paul, Lee, and Cruz with them but that's about it from the GOP so they'd still be short on votes by a lot (maybe they could wrangle up 10-15 Democrats and 5 Republicans).

Contrarius
Lebanon, TN

@lost in DC --

"You cannot excuse BO from the Patriot Act. BO DID renew the Partiot Act."

Keep trying.

The extension passed in the House with the votes of 196 Republicans and only 54 Democrats voting for it.
It passed the Senate with the votes of 40 Republicans and 34 Democrats voting for it.

Make no mistake, it was the Repubs who renewed it.

And now you get to reap the benefits.

@Redshirt --

"To "atl134" and "Contrarius" I hate to break it to you, but the Patriot Act expired in 2011. "

I hate to break it to YOU, but the act was extended in May of 2011. By Republican majorities of "yes" votes in both houses.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

atl134,
thank you admitting BO renewed the Patriot Act.

Obviouly the dems have NO PROBLEM with the Patriot Act, especially since they can convince their followers to blame it all on the repubs when there are any complaints about it.

jma00a1
Boston/, MA

Looks like they crashed the Guardian News Website....everytime I try to access it i get a "Page not found"!

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