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Published On: Sat, Feb 20th, 2016

Rand Paul, Justin Amash and Judge Napolitano on Apple

While the top Presidential candidates are for the power grab by the government over Apple or totally wishy washy not wanting to offend their supporters; however, their are those who truly support the fourth amendment and have vocally against the move.

Justin_Amash,_official_portrait,_112th_CongressKentucky Senator Rand Paul said, “I think the government has gone too far. What is extraordinary about the request is that they’re asking for something that doesn’t exist,” Paul said. “They’re asking them to create something. It is almost as if they’re conscripting Apple to be a police agency.”

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash posted the following on Facebook: The government’s demand that Apple undermine the safety and privacy of all its customers is unconscionable and unconstitutional. Thank you, Tim Cook, for defending our rights. I will do everything I can to support your efforts to protect the public. Stand strong.

Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst,  Judge Andrew Napolitano said he applauds Apple CEO Tim Cook for “defending the Constitution” by resisting a United States magistrate judge’s order that Apple aid the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in breaching Apple encryption that protects the customers.

Napolitano explains:

But, there are serious problems with forcing a private person to work against their will. That’s called slavery. If the FBI wants to go out and hire people, even hire them away from Apple, it has every ability to do that. But, to force Apple to do something against its will, at its own expense, is prohibited by the Constitution.

Former Congressman Ron Paul explains in a heated exchange with Fox Business’s Trish Regan his opposition–WATCH HERE

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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  1. Terrorism, Apple, and THAT Constitution | The Black Sphere with Kevin Jackson | TheBlackSphere.net says:

    […] principles consistently, along with Congressman Justin Amash and Judge Andrew Napolitano, bring up another concern with what the government has ordered Apple to do. In addition to the potential to abuse the Fourth Amendment that law enforcement would have Apple […]

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