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Who needs sleep? (well you’re never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep? (tell me what’s that for)
Who needs sleep? (be happy with what you’re getting,
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Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Who Here Thinks This Essay Is Unconstitutional?

According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, 51% think wiretapping without court approval is ok when investigating terrorism, while 47% say it isn't.

Well, here's what I think: Who cares what 51% or 47% of the public think about this issue? They don't get to decide. It would be like doing a poll to see if Michael Jackson should be found innocent or guilty.

Oh, wait. They did do such a poll.

Anyway, I don't know all the facts of the wiretapping ordered by our President, so I can't really say for sure if what he did is legal or constitutional. However, it is a serious charge, and it warrants serious further investigation.

For reference, here is the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution:

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.

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