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The government work for -- sort of we worked for the government -- some patriotic about the Patriot Act tonight.
Assaulting the constitution.
And resisting the assaults.
This week marks the tenth anniversary of the government's use of the Patriot Act.
This hateful laws enacted in the aftermath of 9/11 with no debate in the House of Representatives.
And haven't been read by just two senators before all 100 voted on it.
Profoundly and directly assaults the freedom of speech the right to privacy and the constitution itself.
First a little history.
We were comments on the king of England was looking for ingenious ways to tax us his and by advisors came up with the stamp act.
It require that all -- have a stamp on every official piece of Paper in their possession.
-- one needed to go to a British government office here in the colonies and buy stamps and affix them to all financial documents legal documents books.
Business correspondence even pamphlets and posters that your plan to hand out or nailed to a tree.
Question how did McCain know if you -- all these stamps on all these documents in the privacy of your home.
Answer parliament enacted the towns and acts.
These abominable laws permitted British soldiers to write their own search warrants.
Thus it was not uncommon for soldiers to knock on the door of -- home and him the occupant a piece of Paper on which they had authorized themselves to enter the home.
To look for the stamps this was the last straw we threatened to CC from Great -- parliament rescinded the stamp -- we seceded anyway.
The king sent soldiers here to kill our soldiers have to take us back.
We fought the revolution and we won we wrote a constitution.
And to it we end of the Fourth Amendment.
That amendment mandates and only judges may issue search warrants and that may only do so after the government presents to them.
Evidence under oath of the likelihood of criminal activity.
-- -- part of the person whose papers and records the government seeks.
The framers when they wrote the constitution.
We're sick and tired of big government and they wrote the constitution.
To assure that no American government.
Could do to Americans what the -- Have done to the colonists fast forward to 2001.
And along came the Patriot Act incredibly.
It permits federal agents from FBI agents to -- Janet goons to write their own search warrants bypassing.
The requirements of the Fourth Amendment to the constitution.
And what is equally as offensive the same Patriot Act makes it a felony for the recipient of a search warrant.
To tell anyone about it.
So under this law when a federal agent -- you a self written search warrant.
You cannot tell your priest in confession your spouse of the bedroom you're a lawyer and confidence you can't even tell a federal judge in a public courtroom.
The federal agents came calling.
This is interesting and it's terrifying.
Because the colonists.
Could tell anyone.
But the British soldiers came calling with their self written search warrants and the colonists did so often they did it loud and they did -- long.
Well we had a little good news on this front today's Washington Post reports that some Americans have not been taking this lying down.
They're not only telling lawyers and judges that the feds have come crawling but there actually challenging these self written search warrants in court.
In one famous case in Bridgeport Connecticut.
The FBI service self written search warrant on an 85 year old voluntary volunteer librarian.
In her office at the public library.
And told her not to tell anyone about it.
When she ended the warrant -- -- 75 year old volunteer colleague you can't make this a pop.
The Fed's pursued -- -- telling another person about the search warrant.
On the eve of her federal trial -- a federal judge in the case informed the lawyers for the government.
But the judge was about to declare that Patriot Act unconstitutional.
Suddenly and without warning.
The -- since the court to dismiss the case against that by then 86 -- ruled librarians.
Since that's -- in five different federal judges have invalidated portions of this unconstitutional law but the feds still use it.
In my new book it is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
I make the case that an unjust law is no law at all surely a law that contradicts your natural right to privacy and your right to speak the truth.
As an unjust law.
In my book you'll see a parade of marbles which led government has assaulted with which the government has assaulted your freedoms and you'll see -- you can do about it.
Here's a question for you from the book.
Do we have the obligation to abate unjust laws.
Check out it is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong for the answer.
From they are defending freedom everybody.
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