Reply to post: Stop talking about "citizens"

US domestic, er, foreign spying bill progresses through Congress

veti Silver badge

Stop talking about "citizens"

Look: any politician who pretends that it's in any way possible to allow powers to be used only against foreigners, not against citizens - is just grandstanding. What they're proposing is unconstitutional in its own right. So saith the 14th amendment.

Either the snooping is legal, or it's not. "Legal, but only against non-citizens" is an idea that is inherently incompatible with American law.

So please stop talking about how these things can be/have been done to citizens. It's a red herring. The question is whether they should be done to anyone.

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