Posts Tagged ‘Constitution’


This is not a partisan issue and Ben Franklin’s quote about trading liberty for safety was not foolish. So called conservatives call Snowden a traitor and profess their trust in government. They are ok with this blanket collection of their data if it will keep them safe.

The problem is that it is against the constitution, PERIOD! If a constitutional conservative is ok with this then what is the difference when it comes to government mandated healthcare? It will keep you healthy after all. There is no argument for this. Partisan? No, it is about power. Snowden broke the law and I’m glad he did. I wish he would not have done it in China. There are other ways that he could have done this and maybe jury nullification will come into play here.

I stand by the constitution and this is a blatant violation. Those who are ok with this are not conservative because they seek to preserve nothing. They are willing to trade their liberty and it weakens their arguments against other unconstitutional acts. For is it only their acceptable trade offs that are ok?

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

” ~ Patrick Henry