Slaton police came to this woman's house, who wishes to remain anonymous, to arrest her son. But by asking one simple question, she found herself behind bars instead. "I told him, 'I will release my son to you upon viewing those orders.' Those were exactly my words," The complainant said. "He said, 'This is how you want to play?' He took two steps back, turned around to the officer and said, 'Take her.' They turned me around, handcuffed me, and took me in."
The FBI is unhappy that there are communications technologies that it cannot intercept, and wants a new requirement that software makers and communications companies create a back door so they can listen in when they want.
Can you imagine our founders in Boston in a similar situation? Someone sets off a homemade bomb and then the “good guys,” the British soldiers, start a house-to-house search for the bomber(s). The citizens of Boston would have pulled out their guns and said, “Oh, no you don’t!” Or maybe, in the more eloquent Colonial style, “You have gone too far! You shall not enter these premises except on pain of death.” This underscores why the Second Amendment is so vitally important. It was exactly for this reason that the founders wrote the third and fourth amendments to the Constitution. In the Declaration of Independence, four of the “abuses and usurpations” that are listed were addressed by them.
Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks operated by AT&T and other Internet service providers, a practice that might otherwise be illegal under federal wiretapping laws.