Always with those "US Persons" type clauses. It may be prohibited by law to monitor people in the US, but the government is prohibited by the CONSTITUTION from monitoring anyone this way.The RNC also pushed for an amendment to Section 215 of the Patriot Act to “make it clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity, phone records and correspondence—electronic, physical, and otherwise—of any person residing in the US is prohibited by law.”
I have a really hard time finding references to US persons in the entire Bill of Rights. You know why? Because they aren't there. Our rights don't come from the Constitution, and they don't come from the government. Our philosophy is supposed to be that they are inherent HUMAN
rights, which we enshrine in the Constitution in order to restrain our government from human rights violations.
It's completely despicable to me anytime people condone human rights violations just because they happen outside the borders of the United States or against non-US citizens.
Maybe I'm wrong. Please point out any references to US persons or US soil in the Fourth Amendment for me.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 seizedhttp://www.thenation.com/blog/178083/guess-which-political-party-just-condemned-nsas-mass-surveillance-program