Sorry I hit post twice.
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Free Speech reigns and all that, but I am so very thankful I am no longer working. The morning after the Presidential election would have been our weekly administrative meeting at work, and I am sure opining about the bleak road ahead would have consumed this meeting.
Last edited by iris lilies; 2-5-17 at 2:24pm.
The best you can say about the Constitution (mostly talking about the Bill of Rights and a few following amendments here) is that it's better than nothing but that's not saying much.
Because just because something is a clear violation of the Constitution. at least from a layman's (and from some lawyers) perspective, doesn't mean it will EVER be stopped. It might continue uh indefinitely. Take Obama's signed NDAA law on indefinite detention without trial, you can read the whole progress of a case against it (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedges_v._Obama), but clearly even though you and I reading the Bill of Rights would say it is clearly unconstitutional, it's clearly still there.
So maybe there is no point AT ALL in talking about what you are so sure the Constitution will protect because you aren't at all sure what will be ruled legally. Mind you you can at best say: it is possible this might be overthrown as un-Contitutional but then again it might not. And if you think you have a case nothing wrong with consulting a lawyer - but the outcome will be determined by the progression of the case and not by what you think will be ruled unConstitional - and remember like in that case different jurisdictions will disagree on what is and is not legal and the Supreme Court doesn't have to take the case.
If you want something to get done, ask a busy person. If you want them to have a nervous breakdown that is.
Plenty of despotic regimes have had beautifully written constitutions that only the very brave or insane would ever invoke. I don't think we're close to that point, however.
The web of intelligence gathering must be extremely complex. I think the NYT and Washington Post might be on a fishing trip hoping to hoping to strike gold with another Watergate type breakthrough, but this is still pretty interesting. Trump's Trumpbles are not over quite yet.