Victory For Liberty!

APPEALS COURT STRIKES DOWN GOVERNMENT’S SPY STATE || By FITSNEWS || A week after a U.S. congressman told supporters of the American spy state to “just follow the damn Constitution,” one of the highest courts in the land has ordered them to do just that. In a resounding victory for individual…


|| By FITSNEWS || A week after a U.S. congressman told supporters of the American spy state to “just follow the damn Constitution,” one of the highest courts in the land has ordered them to do just that.

In a resounding victory for individual liberty, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals – based in New York City – has determined the government’s Orwellian domestic surveillance program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized.”

Specifically, the three-person appellate court rejected the government’s contention that such mass, warrantless snooping was permitted by section 215 of the PATRIOT act, saying “such a monumental shift in our approach to combating terrorism requires a clearer signal from Congress than a recycling of oft-used language long held in similar contexts to mean something far narrower.”

In other words the government has been knowingly violating the law … like former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden said.

“If the government is correct, it could use (section) 215 to collect and store in bulk any other existing metadata available anywhere in the private sector, including metadata associated with financial records, medical records, and electronic communications (including email and social media information) relating to all Americans,” the court found.

“Such expansive development of government repositories of formerly private records would be an unprecedented contraction of the privacy expectations of all Americans,” the ruling added.  “Perhaps such a contraction is required by national security needs in the face of the dangers of contemporary domestic and international terrorism.  But we would expect such a momentous decision to be preceded by substantial debate, and expressed in unmistakable language.”

Obviously we reject the court’s speculative contemplation that a mass, warrantless spy network could be justified by anything … but we enthusiastically applaud the panel for striking down the government’s flagrantly extralegal attempts to impose such a network absent congressional authorization.

Furthermore, we hold that any congressional authorization of such a mass, warrantless spy network would be a prima facie violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects all Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Which is why we support the position of U.S. Senator Rand Paul on this issue …



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fc May 7, 2015 at 11:11 am

I am ‘moderate’ on this issue.I believe the government needs to spy on liberals and radical Islamists.

shifty henry May 7, 2015 at 11:20 am

— would that include the GrandTurnip?

Nutz May 7, 2015 at 11:22 am

Hey, shouldn’t you be in Texas guarding the border before Obama invades?

fc May 7, 2015 at 11:33 am

He currently ‘occupy’s’ the wHite House.Too late.

B Mc May 7, 2015 at 11:38 am

LOL….. Just look at all the Tornados Tearing through the Top of Texas and into OKL….. I think this is Mysteriously gonna be a BIG YEAR for Tornados down South and into Texas…… ya know…. Just before Jade Helm 15 Operations………

B Mc May 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

LOL That’s only fair since the Government will be sending Troops into the South West to Conduct Jade Helm 15 Operations….. But Not Until the HAARP-NADO’S are done tearing the Mid and South West to Pieces…..

Cutty Snark May 7, 2015 at 11:55 am

I am extremely ‘immoderate’ on it. I believe the government needs to spy on, specifically, you.

fc May 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

So Hitler of you clown.Careful though.The taxes I pay assure that you get food stamps and free health insurance.

Vet May 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Good. Because I am totally and permanently disabled and have children to feed and have to pay for a roof our their head. Is that OK with you, Hater?

fc chickenhawk May 7, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Why you calling him a hater? He’s the first to cheer you on to fight his wars.

B Mc May 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

“APPEALS COURT STRIKES DOWN GOVERNMENT’S SPY STATE”……. LOL Really all court said is it is not Legal to Compile Numbers without Cause….. IF YOU’RE TARGETED YOU’RE TARGETED… There is not a Dang thing that can be done about it…..

TroubleBaby May 7, 2015 at 11:27 am

lol, yep. Does anyone(sane) think the NSA cares what any court rules or even what the President has to say?

They do what they want, period. End of story.

B Mc May 7, 2015 at 11:33 am

Yes….. I Almost Prefer it that way….. Its a Little Spooky but when did we ever think that the Government was NOT doing it???? Especially since Much of the Tech we use to Communicate was Funded BY THE GOV to be manufactured and Sold by the Private Sector…..
What can we say??? Get off the Grid if you don’t like the NSA knowing every Little stitch of Info…..

TroubleBaby May 7, 2015 at 11:35 am

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not endorsing it. I’m just speaking to the reality of things.

B Mc May 7, 2015 at 11:35 am

Me too

Same ol' Same ol' May 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

Yep, how is anyone to know what they do, they are, after all, a secret org. ssdd for them

TroubleBaby May 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

Ahhhh….I can smell the ‘liberty’.

‘Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.’-MLK

The clouds have receded, the rainbows have come out…and the world healed.


Chocolate Rain May 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Don’t rain on their parade, false hope can be very relieving to some people. Let them have their moment before the Supreme Court gives them a rude and abrupt awakening.

idiotwind May 7, 2015 at 11:49 am

wow! this should fix immigration and reform our tax code. i wonder if it wll have any effect on SC roads?

Cutty Snark May 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

They had just cause to snoop on MLK.

They did it just cause he was black and was getting a lot of black people stirred up about being treated like animals.

The nerve of that guy, huh?

fc May 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

MLK did a lot of good things however Martin Luther King Jr. was a Communist! Martin Luther King was affiliated with 60 Communist Fronts. He openly incited violence under the banner of “nonviolence.” King led a bizarre sex life which included acts of shocking perversion. On Jan. 31, 1977 Coretta Scott King obtained a federal court order sealing for 50 years 845 pages of FBI records about her husband, “because its release would destroy his reputation!”

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

A power black man in Atlanta with a national following, accused of having an affair outside of his marriage. Sure you’re not talking about Hermain Cain? I think you might be. Just might.

CNSYD May 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Not “from” ATL but Rev. Jesse fits that picture.

fc May 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

What did Jesse name ‘lil jesse’-not the one that just got out of prison…? lol

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Not a big fan of Jesse. Either pops or junior.

fc May 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Please…you race hustlers have never met another race hustler you wouldn’t attach your wagon too.

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Uh oh…is there a racial fissure among Democrat Party drones…????…LMAO…

Remember: I’m the one who said the Ds MUST nominate a Black candidate fro here on out..to motivate the multi-voters in the numbers like Obama got….

Clue: Look how Hillary is NOSEDIVING…

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Dream on Papa Smurf, she’s still up by 10 points in all the polls. Without Jebby, it’s gonna be a route. Again! And don’t even mention Marco – when the Bush machine gets done with Marco he won’t be worth a plantain.

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 1:25 pm

By how many points did Michael Dukakis lead George H.W. Bush by, in August of 1988…
And Caution: Be close to a toilet when you look it up…
With Baltimore DA scandal, the Clinton Foundation book, SCOTUS Obamacare ruling, immigration reversal…your pants cannot take but so much S#!t….LMAO…

Ghost of Elections Past May 8, 2015 at 8:19 am

You mean this one? I found this article from the LA Times – “WASHINGTON — Last week’s Republican National Convention moved Vice President George Bush into a 48%-44% lead for the November election.” Once again, more full of crap than a septic tank aren’t you?

GrandTango May 8, 2015 at 8:43 am

You failed to answer the question…And we both know why…

fc May 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Herman says no.You got proof?

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Then why did he drop out of the race? Lady says yes. That’s what you got. That and file created by a known homosexual and cross dresser.

fc May 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm

He said he dropped out so racists like you would leave his family alone.You been listening to Herman?

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Every morning driving to the office. Catch the first 10 minutes of him. Neeews Nugget –

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Why do you go to the DNC HQ to post…they don’t trust you to work from home???

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 12:54 pm

MLK was a crossdresser..WOW…thanks for the info.

New Porn for GT! May 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Little too enthusiastic about a crossdressing MLK…

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Cain was ACCUSED by Dirty-Trick-Democrat operatives…

There is PROOF MLK did it…

fc May 7, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Who is that dude trying to get you banned? He used the word ‘menace’ like that Daniel B.

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Liberals, like all the boycotts, try to silence any opposing voice….so lots of them try to get FITS to ban me….
But FITS would lose substantial revenue if I was not on here. No one wants to read a bunch of Dumb@$$ liberals sucking each other off…especially w/ their party collapsing…

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Cain was accused by a chick he was messin’ with at the request of the Romney campaign. Just like Romney’s guys set the press after Nigger Rock hunting lodge that Perry used to go to. You’re such a gulible fool. You diggin’ in down there in Texas before the FEDs start martial law? Or is it marital law for gays?

Elfego May 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm

“An The Walls Came Tumbling Down”, Read it!

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Thanks fc for that info. I knew about some of it, like MLK being very cozy w/ the Communist Party…I also knew he was a philanderer – but I did not know about the wild sexual practices…

He was also caught plagiarizing, too….

A lot of white people pretty much forwarded the freedom movement for African-Americans way back then, but they needed a black face to put in as a figure head..and MLK fit that role…

He is/was given a pass..because liberals choose their mythology over substance and reality….

Saluda Rapids May 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm

You’re smart to back off the Patriots bandwagon as that house cards continues to tumble. Not looking so good for Tom Milhous Brady. These causes you jump on make you seem eerily similar to Al Sharpton. Speaking before thinking defines you and Ben Carson’s friend Rev. Al. Then you both find out you backed the wrong horse and retreat like pussies. But even Al has more credibility than you. Stick to being stupid about politics b/c you know nothing about sports. Perhaps that is why your “blog” failed.
LMAO, LOL, HAHAHA, slapped the S#%t out of you again.

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Good point. Hey Tango, first it was Romney, then he was gonna win, now Patriots and your man-love for Brady who’s been busted, and Jeb’s gonna get the nomination. You’re pants can only take but so much $hit. LMAO TTYL OMG KK

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Seems like you’re acting on your myths, fed to you by the media, AGAIN…not reality…imagine that…LMAO…

Report said they cannot conclude Brady, or anyone else, did anything wrong….

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Report said they did not have the evidence to prove Brady or anyone did anything wrong…you ignorant liberal Dumb@$$…

You sure try too hard and sure do F*#k up a lot…LMAO…

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Specifically…it’s Obama’s NSA…not the Patriot ACT…that is corrupt.

Finally the legal system is revealing that it’s the President (Obama) not the law, that is corrupt…

Glad that distinction is being made. It will shut up the FITS-types who would enable Terrorists and protect criminals, using his absurd perversion of “liberty” as a weapon to harm us…

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm

This out today – “Jeb Bush leads the pack among Republican presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire, according to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll.

The former Florida governor nabbed 15 percent among likely Republican primary voters, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio close behind with 12 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker follows with 11 percent, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul attracted 10 percent. Others in the mix include Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (6 percent); Donald Trump (5 percent); and Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry (4 percent each).”
But, but, but…… you said Jeb was washed up, sinking fast.

fc May 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm

LMAO!!!! 85% voted against Bush.He stands NO chance and has not even announced.

My sources tell me he will not run.

Try and stay on topic Rocky.

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

What will be funny to watch: Jeb collapsing…and Hillary indicted…

Rocky will be on suicide watch….LMAO…

fc May 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

lol…Rocky seems like a pretty good guy and I feel bad about ‘hq’ feeding him all these talking points and humiliating himself defending Obama,terrorists and perversion.

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Don’t feel sorry for me. I’m a liar and a cheat – remember?

fc May 7, 2015 at 1:40 pm

I am willing to overlook that. lol

Up & down May 7, 2015 at 10:44 pm

He’s truly schizophrenic.

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

No one who supports the damage Obama is doing (has done) is a good guy….
He’s dangerous and not an asset to his country. We cannot afford that, especially now…

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm

New Hampshire went to Obama in 2012…That tells me it’s a bunch of lost F*#king anti-American idiots…

I’ll take their votes…but NH is really an irrelevant, gaggle of Dumb@$$#$…like most NE states of late…

The fight for America will not be won in an out-of-touch, isolated state…that is filled w/ detached elitists…

Rocky May 7, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Yeah, as the song says “don’t stop, believin’ – hold on to that feelin'”

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 1:57 pm

All the GUILTY people just crapped their pants…including FITS and Obama…

The honest people….are relieved…


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