Barack Obama Asks Supreme Court To Allow Warrantless Cellphone Searches … The Hell with the 4th Amendment
Isn’t this special, Barack Obama asks the US Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches. So much for the US Constitution and the 4th Amendment under this imperial president. Jammie Wearing Fool asks, remember when they said if we voted for Mitt Romney our freedom and liberties would be further eroded? It appears that they were correct in an convoluted Saul Alinsky kind of way.
From the WAPO:
If the police arrest you, do they need a warrant to rifle through your cellphone? Courts have been split on the question. Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches.
In 2007, the police arrested a Massachusetts man who appeared to be selling crack cocaine from his car. The cops seized his cellphone and noticed that it was receiving calls from “My House.” They opened the phone to determine the number for “My House.” That led them to the man’s home, where the police found drugs, cash and guns.
The defendant was convicted, but on appeal he argued that accessing the information on his cellphone without a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights. Earlier this year, the First Circuit Court of Appeals accepted the man’s argument, ruling that the police should have gotten a warrant before accessing any information on the man’s phone.
The Obama Administration disagrees. In a petition filed earlier this month asking the Supreme Court to hear the case, the government argues that the First Circuit’s ruling conflicts with the rulings of several other appeals courts, as well as with earlier Supreme Court cases. Those earlier cases have given the police broad discretion to search possessions on the person of an arrested suspect, including notebooks, calendars and pagers. The government contends that a cellphone is no different than any other object a suspect might be carrying.
As Weasel Zippers opines, He’s just lucky his name isn’t George W. Bush.
- They struck down as unconstitutional a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married
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- In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court OK’s DNA testing saying DNA identification of arrestees is a reasonable search that can be considered part of a routine booking procedure
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Obama and Taxes … Why should we trust The Lying King?
Blogger Adam Sharp speaks for many Americans when he responded to Barack Obama’s #My2K call. Sharp’s response in his video below, “Riddle Me this Barry, Why should we trust you. The lie was that Obama promised that he would not raise taxes on people making over $250,000 a year. As we learned this past year when the US Supreme Court and Chief Justice
Benedict Arnold John Roberts ruled that Obamacare was a tax. So why should we trust the Lying King Obama when he told Americans that Obamacare was not a tax, yet allowed his attorney to argue that it was?
Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
Maine Governor LePage Comments on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Calls Obama’s New IRS Agents … the ‘new Gestapo’
Not a tax, eh Barack Obama … then why would one put the IRS in charge to enforce Obamacare? Cuz nothing says tax like the IRS.
Governor Paul LePage of Maine described the new IRS agents in charge of enforcing Obamacare as the “new Gestapo” as he blasted President Barack Obama’s health care law, known as Obamacare/Obamatax, in his weekly radio address. LePage commented that the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare has made America less free. You think?
Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to blast President Obama’s health care law and described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”
The IRS description was a reference to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires Americans not insured by their employers or Medicaid to buy health insurance or pay an annual penalty when filing their tax returns. The provision, known more broadly as the individual mandate, was the subject of a multi-state lawsuit, but was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
LePage said the court decision has “made America less free.”
“We the people have been told there is no choice,” he said. “You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo — the IRS.”
There has been Democrat outrage regarding LePage’s comments and the Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant has asked for an apology. Really dude, there are many people who thought the IRS is the Gestapo long before Gov. LePage’s reference. As the Gateway Pundit reminds us, the Obama administration is building up the IRS by another 16,500 agents to enforce Obamacare. So it is not a tax, eh Democrats? Then why is the IRS in charge of enforcing Obamacare, hmm?
More MSM bias and the health care Obamacare tax around the President’s neck …
Just curious, how come when Obama has a change of opinion on a topic it is called an evolution of change by the MSM. How come when Obama’s top adviser has a misspeak on TV from the view point of the President, it is just ignored? How about when VP Joe Biden says something not in line with Obama, it is no big “F’n” deal? But when a Republican has one that goes against what another has said, it is a contradiction? Try as Obama, Democrats and the in the tank MSM will, you cannot run from the fact that Obamacare is a tax.
There is nothing worse than holding an individual’s own words against them. Welcome to the 2012 Obama’s version of read my lips, no new taxes fr the middle class.Mitt Romney stated over the weekend that he thought that Obamacare was a tax because that was whet the US Supreme Court ruled it as. Mitt Romney also sat down with CBS News and further stated that Obamacare was a tax. Romney went on to say that the American people know it is a tax and know that Barack Obama broke a campaign promise. Did the Romney adviser make a gaffe and get tongue tied when he was trying to discuss whether Obamacare was a tax or a penalty, of course he did. However, I think I will go by what the candidate actually says, rather than a surrogate. That is how the MSM treats Obama.
Mitt Romney said the federal health care reform mandate constitutes a “tax” Wednesday, contradicting the way a senior adviser to his campaign characterized his position earlier this week.
But the similar individual mandate and fee he signed into law when governor of Massachusetts is not a tax, he said in a separate interview, citing the Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday.
Of the federal law, Romney told CNN’s Dana Bash and Shawna Shepherd, “Supreme Court is the final word, right? The highest court in the land? They said it’s a tax didn’t they?”
“So it’s a tax, of course, if that’s what they say it is,” he continued.
Romney’s comments from CBS News:
“The Supreme Court has spoken, and while I agreed with the dissent, that’s taken over by the fact that the majority of the court said it’s a tax, and therefore it is a tax. They have spoken. There’s no way around that,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee told Crawford in an exclusive interview, referring to the court’s 5-4 ruling that largely upheld the president’s signature health care law, with the individual mandate as a tax.
“I said that I agreed with the dissent, and the dissent made it very clear that they felt it was unconstitutional,” Romney continued. “But the dissent lost – it’s in the minority.”
“You can try and say you wish [the court] had decided a different way, but they didn’t,” Romney said. “They concluded it was a tax; that’s what it is. And the American people know that President Obama has broken the pledge he made. He said he wouldn’t raise taxes on middle-income Americans, and not only did he raise the $500 billion that was already in the bill, it’s now clear that his mandate, as described by the Supreme Court, is a tax.”
Not a tax Mr President?
OBAMATAX: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on the Backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a Year … So Much for Obama’s no Tax on Families Making Less than $250K (VIDEO)
Barack Obama, read my lips no new taxes on families making under $250,000 …
Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Friends Friday that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year. Democrats want to call it a penalty on freeloaders. But what if some one chose not to buy insurance and paid for their medical bills out of pocket? However, it was the US Supreme Court who ruled that Obamacare was Constitutional as a tax.
What happened to Barack Obama’s promise that he would not raise taxes on families making over $250,000? That would seem to have been an Obama broken promise and a lie to “We the People”. White House Chief of staff Lew tried his best to lie his way through the difficult task of saying that Obamacare was not a tax. However, it is pretty difficult when Obama’s own solicitor general argued before the Supreme Court it was one, and it was ruled Constitutional only because of Congress’s ability to tax.
From the non-partisan CBO, Congressional Budget Office, that Obama loved to quote when discussing the benefits and costs of Obamacare, comes the following analysis that no one in the Obama administration wants to address.Not to mention, who oversees Obamacare to see whether individuals have bought healthcare, the IRS of course. If it looks, walks and talks like a tax, its a tax.
Obama promises to not raise any taxes on families making under $250,000
Good luck defending this tax increase in the 2012 elections when people are out of work, losing their homes and are struggling. This tax increase will affect families and businesses. How could a tax increase create job growth? So why can’t Democrats call Obamacare for what it actually is, a tax? When have Democrats ever been ashamed of raising taxes?
OBAMACARE BAIT & SWITCH: Stocks Fall Triple Digits as SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare Individual Mandate as a Tax … Even Though Obama Said it Was Not a Tax … Obamacare Tax on the Middle Class
BARACK OBAMA … THE LYING KING!!!
STOCKS PLUMMET ON NEWS OF OBAMACARE … and the BAIT & SWITCH OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE. WELCOME TO THE OBAMACARE TAX ON THE MIDDLE CLASS.
Many Americans were shocked today, including the White House, when the SCOTUS has upheld the individual mandate of Obamacare as a tax. That is correct America, A TAX! President Barack Husein Obama said that he would not tax Americans, unless you were deemed rich.
OBAMACARE IS A TAX!!! This is something that Barack Obama stated that Obacare was not. Au contraire. Obama and his lawyers have perpetrated the greatest “BAIT & SWITCH” on the American people that has ever been done in the history of the United States. It was the Obama lawyers that argued that the mandate was a tax, even though Barack Obama continually passed this off as not a tax. Listen to Obama in his own words that the individual mandate was NOT A TAX. However, Obamacare and the individual mandate stands today as ruled on by the SCOTUS as a tax. Thank you Barack Obama for issuing the greatest tax increase in history.
This is hardly going to play well for Obama in the 2012 election. As per the latest Rasmussen poll, 54% want to repeal Obamacare while only 39% are for it. The SCOTUS may be the ones that declare a law constitutional or not; however, it is “WE THE PEOPLE” who are in charge of the so-called government by and for the people. It is the people that will pass judgment on the wisdom of this law. The SCOTUS has awoke a sleeping giant.
America, you have a chance in November … hire a Congress that will scrap this Obamacare crap and write a law that everyone will read before they vote on and will be good for America and Americans.
US Supreme Court Declares OBAMACARE … Individual Mandate Ruled Unconstitutional!!! But (Correction Individual Mandate is Constitutional as a Tax) VIDEO … OBAMATAX
THE BAIT AND SWITCH OF OBAMACARE … IT IS A TAX EVEN THOUGH OBAMA SAID OT WASN’T …
BREAKING … THE SCOTUS HAS RULED THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE HAS BEEN DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! Correction … individual mandate allowed to go forward as a tax.
WOW, Fox News is ruling that the “individual mandate” does not fall under the commerce clause, but instead will remain as a tax. UNREAL. UNBELIEVABLE … doesn’t it figure, we have sunk so low that the federal government can force Americans to buy a product and call it a tax. Barack Obama has now just raised a tax on every single American. Chief Justice Roberts, you should be ashamed of yourself.
‘Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do more than impose a tax. This is sufficient to sustain it. ‘
Isn’t it quite something that President Barack Obama presented Obamacare to America that it was not a tax. However, his attorneys argued it at the SCOTUS that it was a tax. Talk about your bait and switch. Watch the VIDEO below where Obama tax that the individual mandate is not a tax. IT IS TIME FOR OBAMA TO SAY IT IS A TAX AND THAT HE WILL BE TAXING EVERY AMERICAN IN THE UNITED STATES.
The justices rejected two of the administration’s three arguments in support of the insurance requirement. But the court said the mandate can be construed as a tax. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,” Roberts said.
OBAMA MANDATORY TAX ON HEALTH CARE IS NOT A TAX
NY TIMES: Obamacare stands.
Drudge Report … Chief Justice Roberts joins the left of the Court … The Medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated …
Look for this to now energize Americans that do not support Obamacare by 2 to 1. The only way to get rid of Obamacare is to vote Obama out of office and repeal the law.
AP: High court upholds key part of Obama health law.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
The decision handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
UPDATE I: States can opt out? However, it appears that the Fed have lost the ability to force states to put individual on Medicaid or face penalties. So where are they going to go? It would almost appear that with no Medicaid expansion required, the states that opt out will face no fines. So what would cause all states to just opt out? Is there a penalty if states do not participate? If not, it is a defacto opt out.
I guess we can expect Democrats and Obama to spike the football.
Obamacare now will go from the legal field to the political one.
UPDATE II: from CNN, Supreme Court upholds entire health care law
Now Americans will receive a tax increase if they do not buy health insurance. The death of liberty.
AZ Governor Jan Brewer in Response to SCOTUS Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law S.B. 1070 … Then to Homeland Security, Napolitano & Obama Suspend 287(g) Agreements … Drop Dead Arizona (VIDEO)
HOPE AND CHANGE, OBAMA VINDICTIVE STYLE …
First Arizona Jan Governor responds to the US Supreme Court ‘s ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law S.S. 1070, then 3 hours later Brewer and the citizens of Arizona were presented with the Obama White House and Homeland’s Security’s vindictive reprisal. Homeland Security and Janet Napalitano suspended the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News today, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), the woman who signed into law SB 1070, the controversial bill dealing with illegal immigration upheld in part by the Supreme Court today, called the ruling a “victory” but added that the federal government was continuing to place Arizona “under assault.”
“I believe that this Supreme Court unanimously upheld the section that it is the heart of the bill,” she said. “It’s a victory for the rule of law and the 10th amendment.”
See VIDEO HERE.
No sooner did the SCOTUS make their decision and the Obama Administration attacked in only the vindictive nature that they know how suspended the 287(g) agreements with Arizona that allowed state and federal authorities to work together in battling illegal immigration. Wow, the Obama Administration just declared war on Arizona. Feds set up a hotline for people to nark on the state officials for so-called civil rights violations. This is the equivalence to a ‘wanted poster’ for state authorities doing their job as voted unanimously bt the SCOTUS. What on earth is going on?
DROP DEAD ARIZONA
Video Hat Tip: Mediaite
Following the Supreme Court decision about Arizona’s immigration law, Greta Van Susteren spoke with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who wasn’t sky in holding back her feelings about the decision. Brewer — who you may recall had a brief, finger-wagging encounter with President Obama — criticized the current administration for abandoning Arizona, and not letting her protect her state’s citizens.
“This is politics at its best,” Brewer said of the decision, expressing the rescinding of 287(g) privileges, which would allow law enforcement to use a database system to verify citizenship status. From the beginning, she said, the Obama administration has “downplayed the border situation Arizona” faces daily. And they sued the state “for trying to protect the citizens.”
It is obvious that Barack Obama must go. No one will be able to deal with a President who will not enforce the rule of law in America when he decides as a King that he does not want to. It is impossible to deal with the obstruction of the Obama Administration and Attorney general Eric Holder with regards to ‘Fast and Furious’ and now when they do not get their way, they try and punish a state. There must be comprehensive immigration reform in the US; however, Obama is hardly the honest broker to have as President to ever attempt such a change. Obama changed immigration law last week by executive fiat in stating that only a certain group of people will be granted amnesty. Even though he had previously stated he did not have the authority.
Barack Obama can kiss the state of Arizona goodbye in the 2012 Presidential election.
UPDATE I: More from AZ Gov. Jan Brewer and Obama says Drop Dead Arizona from the Politico. Also, the commentary from Rush Limbaugh regarding ‘The Regime Refuses to Enforce the Border and Tells the State of Arizona to Go to Hell’. Limbaugh went on to say, “He has written off the state of Texas. He’s written off white, working families. He’s now written off the state of Arizona. Arizona was a state that was in play. I don’t even understand why, but it was a state that was in play according to all the experts and all the presidential polling data. Well, not any longer! Arizona is… He doesn’t care.”
“It just is incomprehensible to think that this has all taken place today. And it ticks me off. I think that it should tick the people of America off,” she added. “And it’s almost become apparent that they can do whatever they darn well want! They don’t want to enforce their laws. They won’t let us help them enforce their laws.” [...]
Brewer also criticized the policy shift in an interview with John King of CNN.
“They arbitrarily single out Arizona and sent a bomb, if you will, across our bow and made Arizona once again a target,” she said. “The people of America ought to be outraged. This is absolutely an assault.”