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Why FISA can't tap our lines!

November 4th, 2012

I don’t think that FISA has the right to tap lines that are suspicious.  If something is suspicious to FISA then why can’t they contact the police and tell them about the “suspicious activity”?  Everyone is granted privacy, as stated in the Fourteenth Amendment, and the ability to feel safe in their own home and line tapping completely violates the victims’ rights.  I say victim because they are being spied on.  Although it might make some extremists feel safe, it is still a violation of the 14th.   No one likes to be searched.  In the Lujan V. Wildlife case, it was already stated by many that there was no for sure evidence to sue, so someone being eavesdropped on without any for sure evidence is unconstitutional.  If something is found suspicious then it should be brought to the law because everyone has different opinions and what some people think is suspicious might seem normal to others.  In the Laird V. Tatum case, the army used their resources but they had permission to because the meetings were open to the public.  If the person, who talks regularly to another suspicious person, permits the line to be tapped, or listened in on, then it is okay.  When there is permission given by a concerned person who is talking to the suspicious person, the action of tapping the line at any given time would be considered constitutional.  In the Massachusetts V. EPA one side had the standing because the fact that the gases were out of control was provable, and if one person one the phone is concerned and has for sure evidence I think tapping the line would be constitutional.