Obama in 2007: No More Spying on Citizens Who Are Not Suspected of a Crime (Video)

In 2007, Candidate Barack Obama promised there would be no more spying on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.

From Senator Barack Obama’s speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in August 2007.
Via John Sexton.

The Independent Journal Review posted the transcript:


“This Administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand. I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom.

That means no more illegal wire-tapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are.

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