Former Alaska Governor and 2008 candidate for Vice-President, Sarah Palin, appeared this morning on the FOX News program, Cashin’ In with Eric Bolling to weigh in on the various Obamagate scandals, specifically the issues of Obama using the NSA to spy on American citizens without a search warrant, a clear constitutional violation, along with the Obama IRS illegally targeting certain citizens because of their opposing political viewpoints.
The thrust of the earlier part of the interview was whether government should be trusted, as well as whether the IRS should be abolished, to which Palin answered, “Right on!” Palin also said abolishing the IRS would lead to some “sledgehammering of crony capitalism.”
In regards to the NSA violations and whistleblower, Edward Snowden, Palin took the opposite opinion of many on the right and left, including former Republican Vice-President, Dick Cheney, who referred to Snowden as a “traitor.” Below is an excerpt from Bolling’s interview with Palin, followed by the video in its entirety:
ERIC BOLLING: I have the IRS targeting conservative groups. I have the FBI droning certain Americans…we’re not sure whom, and now we have the NSA listening to Americans, violating the Fourth Amendment, by the way. The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says you need probable cause. They didn’t look for probable cause.
If feels to me like we’re either in Iran or Communist China. Your thoughts?
SARAH PALIN: Any American would say, hey, something is wrong here, especially in regards to this discussion about Snowden. Snowden is not the problem. Here we’re told, relax, don’t worry about government spying on all of our communication, building that apparatus to be able to spy on all of us. that it’s no big deal, but it is criminal, the person who told us that told us what our government is doing? That’s what’s backwards about this. Snowden is not the problem. the problem is government violating our fourth amendment right, taking away our privacy.
As usual, Palin was powerful, articulate and blunt. The debate as to whether Snowden is a hero or a traitor will go on, but one thing is certain. We wouldn’t know about the Obama NSA tyranny without a whistleblower exposing it. The government would never admit that it’s spying on its citizens unlawfully, would it? It reminds me of the Shakespearean phrase, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” How else would we find out?http://www.tpnn.com/sarah-palin-snowden-is-not-the-problem-2/