Mr. Webb, if you truly believe that NSA can and should gather metadata on all US
Citizens, then you, along with most of Congress, the Federal Courts, and the
Executive Branch, turned have turned your back on the 4th Amendment to the
Constitution. There is nothing in the Constitution that puts national security
ahead of our Constitutional rights. We are allowing government, including
Congress, the President (past and present),and the Appellate Courts right up to
the State and Federal Supreme Courts, to slowly erode our rights under the
Constitution. And with journalists promoting this erosion, who is left to
protect our Constitutional rights?
"And now, dear little children, who may this story read,To idle,
silly, flattering words, I pray you ne’er give heed;Unto an evil
counselor close heart, and ear, and eye,And take a lesson from this tale
of the Spider and the Fly."
If they employ me at the Camp Williams datacenter then I'm all for
ImmigrationIf we are going to have a line for people to come to this
country, you can't reward those that bypass the line. They need to be sent
to the back of the line. That doesn't mean you should stop treating them
like people. I am in favor of simplifying and fixing legal immigration.NSAThe 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 seizedSwallowI believe Swallow is
in danger of being investigated by the House. If he succeeds in answering their
questions at any time prior to 2pm on Wed. or at least prior to the House Poll
of members, he has a chance to avoid impeachment.Perhaps that is why he is
now answering lots of questions.The top part of the letter sent to John
Fellows was a stupid idea, in my opinion. Of course the House has enough
questions to warrant an investigation re: impeachment.
Immigration "reform". One big fight over a bill no one likes. Lets pick
up the low hanging fruit.The visa bill that Sen. Lee had and Sen.
Hatch put in the the larger immigration bill. The I-Squared Act. Lets pull it
back out and pass it separately.We need to fix legal immigration.
The best plan I have seen is to have a decent no quota but sponsored system of
immigration with the ability later to become a citizen, Rep. Dougall's bill
2011 HB 469 in 2011 has the first part of that.We need a simple
E-Verify law for companies 15 or larger to protect against ID theft.If the "big" US immigration bill passes it will just further divide
us, just like the attempt to combine immigration bills in to one bill, 2011 HB
116 did. You get a bill that no one really likes. We need more consensus
building and less compromise. If we focus on what we agree on, we can accomplish
the most good.Congress should run a bunch of small simple bills.
Then we actually may get something that will help business, families, and our