Commentary: The invasion of America by Andrew P. Napolitano

The senior analyst for Fox News and former New Jersey Superior Court judge makes a case against warrantless government surveillance of Americans.

Feb 18, 2008 (LOS ANGELES TIMES) — When President Nixon was in his pre-Watergate heyday, he ordered the FBI and the CIA to electronically monitor the private behavior of his domestic political adversaries. Shortly after Nixon resigned, investigators discovered hundreds of reports of break-ins and secret electronic surveillance. None of it was authorized by warrants, and thus all of it was illegal. But it had been conducted pursuant to the president’s orders. Nixon’s defense was, “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” Full Report