Could President Barack Obama’s cell phone be tapped? That’s probably unlikely, but with the warrants coming out of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court being so all-inclusive and non-specific, anything is possible.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who wages a thankless and never-ending battle for liberty in this nation, brought up this possibility while being interviewed recently by Bloomberg following the most recent revelations about the National Security Agency (NSA). Among those revelations were that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was a NSA spying victim and that the agency had access to the servers of Internet giants Yahoo and Google.
Paul, who frequently speaks against the NSA’s overreach, reminds us that the agency receives its spying authority from FISA. When asked to define “overreach,” he had a great response: “Everything the NSA has been doing over the last several years.” Preach it.
He added that the NSA’s secret surveillance efforts need to be debated and discussed openly in front of the Supreme Court. “It totally goes against everything our country stands for to have a secret court,” Paul said.
Let’s pretend Obama’s cell phone is tapped. Just for grins, please let me know what you think he might say on his phone. (Sarcasm is welcome.) I’ll take the five best answers and publish them in an upcoming blog. Hope to hear from you.