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U.S. Spies vs. our Constitutional government

Written By | Feb 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, February 15, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump was dead wrong to accept the resignation of his national security advisor Gen. Michael Flynn. In doing so, the president allowed the unelected, bureaucratic state to use its extra-constitutional powers under the Patriot Act to destabilize a duly elected branch of government.

Thank you, George W. Bush and the pre-Obama Republican-controlled Congress; the gang that couldn’t shoot straight… and still can’t.

President George W. Bush makes the Patriot Act law in October of 2001.

It’s abundantly clear the U.S. intelligence community spied on Flynn, no doubt using NSA phone intercepts to listen in on the Trump transition team.

The controversy centers on recorded conversations between Flynn and Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.

Dems still playing gotcha—a losing strategy

The discussions centered on dropping the economic sanctions imposed by President Obama on Russian officials and companies alleged to have influenced the 2016 presidential election by exposing emails proving Democratic Party primary fixing and Hillary Clinton’s corruption.

Under President Obama, the IRS was weaponized and turned against his and his party’s political opponents. Likewise, the U.S. intelligence community has morphed into a partisan instrument that engages in black operations against the Trump White House.

When National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden revealed that U.S. intelligence services were seizing the cellphone and email communications of millions of Americans in the greatest domestic spying operation in world history, he was declared a traitor by the intelligence community, the Obama administration, and squishy, Democrat-Lite Republicans.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

“Our real problem is Mr. Snowden is working for Russia,” GOP Sen. John McCain told the Washington Examiner, “and he will be releasing information at appropriate times where it has the most significant impact damaging to the United States.”

Eavesdropping technology has advanced considerably over time, but the evil men do is the one great consistency of history. That is why the wise men in powdered wigs, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1788, are relevant today.

Once considered for Vice President, Michael Flynn resigns

Unalienable rights don’t evolve away. They must be seized, if not by the whims of an English king, then by the tyrannical impulses of secret agencies and shadowy operatives.

This Fourth Amendment violation wounded an administration brought to power by the very provisions contained in the founding document.

In light of the CIA and NSA’s war on the Constitution and the White House, President Trump ought to offer Edward Snowden a pardon contingent on his divulging information regarding the wanton disregard of our Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures by U.S. spy agencies.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with President Trump.

The subject will only serve to bolster the confirmation chances of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who wrote:

“The Fourth Amendment is, after all, supposed to protect the people at least as much now as it did when adopted, its ancient protections still force whatever our current intuitions or preferences might be… it also requires us to respect the ancient rights of the people when law enforcement exceeds their limits.”

In the case of Michael Flynn, the deep state, our police state, has clearly crossed that line.

Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.