John Eastman, director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and Professor of Law for the Claremont Institute, has written a letter to Chairman Sensenbrenner of the House Judiciary Committee, about the terrorist surveillance by the National Security Agency: “Under the Constitution, confirmed by two centuries of historical practice and ratified by Supreme Court precedent, the President clearly has the authority to conduct surveillance of enemy communications in time of war and of the communications to and from those he reasonably believes are affiliated with our enemies.” (link

John Eastman, director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and Professor of Law for the Claremont Institute, has written a letter to Chairman Sensenbrenner of the House Judiciary Committee, about the terrorist surveillance by the National Security Agency: “Under the Constitution, confirmed by two centuries of historical practice and ratified by Supreme Court precedent, the President clearly has the authority to conduct surveillance of enemy communications in time of war and of the communications to and from those he reasonably believes are affiliated with our enemies.” (link here)

This letter (with references) reaffirms the Constitutionality of the President’s authority to wiretap the communications of foreign nationals that are of interest to the United States. Further reading into this subject by searching on Google & looking at the law libraries of various universities also support this position. Also, please note that the Constitution of the United States did not have rights to privacy nor does it grant rights to foreign nationals.

The furor of the media is nothing more than a smoke screen to continue the harassment of the Bush administration. For those of us with longer memories than the average person, President Clinton used the same arguements for the use of the NSA’s Echelon program during his administration. May I ask the media – where was your outrage then?

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