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Good question. Let's say that they suspect you of money laundering, but have no admissible proof. If they can examine your old emails, they may find evidence that you were laundering money back then and use that to get a warrant to read your current emails. In effect, this is pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps and making an end-run around the intent of the requirement for a warrant. This law would block that loophole and make the law work the way it was always intended to work.
"Well, hardly ever!"
That works out to just under once a week. I've never been a fan of either Clinton or Obama, but that's not unreasonable at all when you break it down that way. And, if they don't use a golf cart, it's good exercise.
The reason they don't take it that far back is that then they'd have to use data from the Little Ice Age, and explain why that happened. This way, they can ignore those inconvenient truths.
I spent over 7 months in Tonkin Gulf in '72, most of it on the Gun Line doing shore bombardment, and I have the service-connected hearing loss as a souvenir. My ship was one of the 38 that helped throw back the NVA during the Easter Offensive by taking advantage of the fact that their plans had completely ignored the fact that the USN completely controlled the eastern flank of the battlefield.
And, as far as how we were treated by the anti-war movement, I must congratulate you on your selective memory.
Nobody ever said that it does, and there are many people today who oppose our nation's current overseas adventures but support the troops. However, back during 'Nam, that wasn't true, and those who opposed the war (mostly because they didn't want to be drafted) constantly showed their hatred of anybody in the US Armed Forces.