The Attorney General hereby is delegated the power to approve the use for intelligence purposes, within the United States or against a United States person abroad, of any technique for which a warrant would be required.
Ronald Reagan’s Executive Order 12333, which authorized almost all of the NSA’s data collection.
This is the federal government saying that if it wants to, it can ignore the Bill of Rights — which begs the question: what’s the point of the BIll of Rights?
The idea of libertarians and small-government Republicans holding up Reagan as a protector of the Constitution and Bill of Rights is just baffling.
How I kept myself entertained during 12 hours of travel today.