The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held behind closed doors. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had transpired. As Benjamin Franklin was leaving for the day, a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution specifically prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures of Americans and their property except upon specific and warranted probable cause. It reads:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
When the United States government spies on all Americans indiscriminately by secretly collecting all of their general communications, it knowingly violates the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land.
As an alleged Constitutional scholar, the president of the United States is well aware of the treasonous nature of his and prior administrations, though he will deny it. The Supreme Court is also well versed in Constitutional law, and it too is complicit in high crimes against the American people by ignoring the law it is charged to uphold. And finally Congress, by its consistent inaction and feigned ignorance, has deliberately given its tacit approval to this abomination against the American people.
By violating the Constitution in such a clear, egregious, and undeniable manner, the government of the United States is guilty of high treason against the American people. It is not only the right of the American people to alter or abolish such a criminal government, it is their sacred duty. If the American people fail to act, the great experiment in freedom and justice that so many Americans fought and died for since 1776 will be an abject failure, a complete waste of time and effort, and one of the most monumental defeats in the battle of good versus evil to ever visit the face of the Earth.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." -- Benjamin Franklin
Is that what we need, more masters?