This statement from Barack Obama in 2006 sounds ALMOST like he has actually read the Constitution, and ALMOST like he ACTUALLY believes in it.
Barack Obama (2006): “Americans fought a revolution in part over the right to be free from unreasonable searches, ensure that our government couldn’t come knocking in the middle of the night for no reason. We need to find a way forward to make sure that we can stop terrorists while protecting privacy, and liberty, of innocent Americans. We have to find a way to give the president the power he needs to protect us, while making sure that he doesn’t abuse that power. It is possible to do that. We’ve done it before. We can do it again.”
So, what happened between 2006 and 2015 to change Obama from sounding like Rand Paul (who is right on the issue of the “Patriot” Act), to sounding like the little Marxist dictator he has become? Instead of guarding AGAINST unreasonable search and seizure as our Constitution mandates, and as he once proclaimed, Obama has actually EXPANDED the unconstitutional search and seizure provisions of the “Patriot” Act with other top secret programs that were exposed by Edward Snowden. You do realize that had Edward Snowden done what he did while Bush was in office that every Obama supporter would have called Snowden a hero instead of calling him a traitor now, right?