Rand Paul: “Obama Fundamentally Misunderstands Constitutional Separation Of Powers”

August 18, 2013 8:39 pmViews: 2943

Rand Paul: Obama doesn't understand Constitution


The more I hear Rand Paul speak, the more I want this guy to be president. Because he is constantly being beat up by the ultra-liberal main stream media and is being attacked by establishment Republicans like Chris Christie, that means he probably is the exact kind of person we need to be running this nation.

With the NSA surveillance program scandal heating up lately because it has been revealed that the agency broke privacy rules that are put in place to safeguard us as individuals and Obama thinking he can just appoint a couple of lawyers to look into the whole mess, Senator Rand Paul has come out and said about President Obama that he, "fundamentally misunderstands the constitutional separation of powers." That is pretty evident with Obama thinking he's just going to act on the "global warming" crisis if Congress doesn't do enough to his liking.

Rand Paul is also asking for a Supreme Court review of the NSA's surveillance program and the constitutionality of it because it is ultimately our privacy that is at stake. I think it's more that our privacy though, it is whether or not this current president is going to abide by any rule of law or is going to be a law unto himself.

Read more below on this story from TheHill.com:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday called for a Supreme Court review of the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s top-secret surveillance programs, arguing that congressional hearings and new safeguards announced by President Obama might not be sufficient to ensure privacy rights.

“I think the constitutionality of these programs needs to be questioned, and there needs to be a Supreme Court decision that looks at whether what they are doing is constitutional or not,” Paul told “Fox News Sunday.”

The Washington Post reported this week that the NSA broke privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times per year, according to an internal audit revealed by former defense contractor Edward Snowden.

Paul blasted the administration in light of the revelation, saying President Obama “fundamentally misunderstands the constitutional separation of powers.”

“The checks and balances are supposed to come from independent branches of government,” Paul said. “So he thinks that if gets some lawyers together from the NSA, and they do a powerpoint presentation and tell him everything’s ok, that the NSA can police itself.”

He also accused the National Security Agency and White House of deliberately misleading Congress and the public about ongoing surveillance programs.

“They chose not to report the program, period,” Paul said. “They said they weren’t looking at any American data or any phone calls, and it turns out they’re looking at billions of phone calls every day.”

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