Remembering the Fourth Amendment on this Fourth of July

Our focus today is on US Government surveillance. What does the Constitution have to say on the subject?

Amendment IV.

"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."
Clearly, the US Government (with world-wide assistance) is overstepping its bounds in regards to electronic surveillance. 

What are your thoughts?  Do the ends justify the means?  I'd like to ask in advance that you please refrain from complaining about local PD looking for weed.  ;)

You may also enjoy my previous post on a proper Independence Day.

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