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May The President Wiretap Without A Warrant To Protect National Security?

The President, the one man with the most power with in the United States, the commander and chief of our country. Even though the President has such high power, they still must follow a set of rules called the Constitution. All wiretapping of American citizens by the National Security Agency requires a warrant from a three-judge court set up under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Without a warrant you are violating the Fourth Amendment. Which is 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.
I believe that no matter how high in power you are, you must follow our Constitution, just like citizens are supposed to follow the laws. A lot of this eavesdropping came to light during Bush’s Presidency, when he introduced the Terrorist Surveillance Program. The NSA was authorized by executive order to monitor, without search warrants, the phone calls, Internet activity, text messaging, and other communication involving any party believed by the NSA to be outside the U.S., even if the other end of the communication lies within the U.S.
However, it has been discovered that all U.S. communications have been digitally cloned by government agencies, in apparent violation of unreasonable search and seizure. The excuse given to avoid litigation was that no data hoarded would be reviewed until searching it would be legal. But no excuse has been offered the initial seizure of the data which is also illegal according to the U. S. Constitution.
After the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the Patriot Act, which granted the…...

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