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Congress is full or unsavory characters. It is full of liars, socialists, abortionists, criminals and racists. Pretty bad. But no one seems to be consistently undermining the cause of liberty as much as Lindsey Graham. Graham hasn’t met a Constitutional right that he didn’t think could be suspended in the name of his perpetual war on terror.
Now, the federal government has ordered the telephone records of MILLIONS of Americans. Our calls today continue to be monitored. The feds have ordered internet companies to report the activities of its own citizens without cause. We are living in a new era of heightened, yet subtle tyranny. But Graham marches on.
Incredibly, Graham stated yesterday, “I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don’t think you’re talking to the terrorists. I know you’re not. I know I’m not. So we don’t have anything to worry about.”
Really? The effects of government tyranny are limited to the guilty? Innocent American citizens don’t receive Constitutional protections?
It is staggering that a United States Senator, at least one claiming to be for smaller government, would say that he is alright with the broadest possible search and seizure of American records of millions of people ever executed. Are Constitutional rights only for the guilty? Has our government shown through its recent actions that it only goes after the guilty and not those it disagrees with?
In the same week, Graham has wondered allowed whether the liberal Main Stream Media should be given certain rights that the grassroots conservative media isn’t entitled to. Condescendingly stating,
“You can sit in your mother’s basement and chat away, I don’t care. But when you start talking about classified programs, that’s when it gets to be important . . . . So, if classified information is leaked out on a personal website or [by] some blogger, do they have the same First Amendments rights as somebody who gets paid [in] traditional journalism?”
&%#@ yeah they do. Yes, the First Amendment protects all Americans regardless of race, religion, sex or – vocation.
To even suggest that the liberal media should be the beneficiaries of a double standard the conservative blogosphere shouldn’t receive is offensive, especially from a republican.
Lindsey Graham doesn’t just stand back while the government grows and he doesn’t go to the people and promise that he will grow government in their service. Lindsey Graham goes to the good people of South Carolina and promises constitutional small government conservatism and breaks his promise to them and to uphold the constitution every time he trades in our rights for military might. Most Democrats have respect for the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments. Most Republicans have respect for the First, Second, Ninth and Tenth Amendments. Graham doesn’t seem to believe any of the Amendments are sacred and that is what makes him so dangerous.