The Gadfly dearly wishes that he had a human cloning device. If The Gadfly had such a device, he would set to work immediately creating an army of Alan Graysons and run them all as political candidates for Congress.
Observe Mr. Grayson's brilliance and rapier wit:
This is an amendment that Congressman Grayson added on to The Defense Authorization Bill.
The Defense Authorization Bill is currently being fast-tracked and rubber-stamped through Congress (because God knows, more murderous war machines and double-naught spy gizmos needs a makin').
Grayson added the amendment to make a statement about the Snowden revelations that the NSA is massively collecting and storing American's private electronic communications without any oversight and all under the pretense of national security. Mr. Grayson's amendment calls for zero taxpayer dollars funding of these activities.
Notice anything familiar about the wording of Congressman Grayson's Amendment?
Do the words "upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized " ring a bell?
The Gadfly is truly curious whether the Teabaggers and the GOP (and likely a few blueballs Democrats) will actually go on the record as voting against the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
Grayson deserves a fucking medal for throwing this nice little bomb into the well of the House chamber.