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Jason9612 Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-06 03:15 PM
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As Long As We're Getting Rid of the 4th Amendment...
I love the argument, that if you have nothing to hide, then you shouldnt mind if the government monitors your phone calls and emails without any type of court approval. No checks and balances necessary. What great freedoms we have.

But I have an idea. As long as we are allowing Bush to gut the constitution, and abolish the 4th Amendment, we should let the IRS go ahead and monitor republicans financial info. Why dont we let the IRS monitor corporations? Every nickel in and out, the IRS could keep records.

The IRS could monitor their bank records, and keep detailed information on their spending. They could keep detailed info on their earnings. Basically we should tell the IRS to monitor every cent corporations and the wealthy earn and spend.

Remember Republicans, if you dont have anything to hide, then what is the problem letting the IRS monitor you at every turn? If you have a problem with them monitoring you, then you must have something to hide, which is all the more reason to monitor you.

Those who sacrifice Liberty for Security deserve neither.
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maine_raptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-06 03:24 PM
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1. Oh, I've used that argument before (nothing to hide) with RW's
Problem is, it don't work all that well.

They are dead set right that they do NOTHING wrong in their private lives that would endanger our freedom, so let the gov go ahead and spy. Besides, they'll add, the gov's been doing it for years, remember all them black helicopters flyin' around. (They usually spit at this point). Tain't nuthin' new.

Forget it, some of them wouldn't change their minds if you used two sticks of dynamite and a 2X4.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-06 06:11 PM
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2. Hi Jason9612!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Jason9612 Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-06 09:59 PM
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4. Thanks
Thank you newyawker!
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-06 07:16 PM
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3. It's true. They just MIGHT be donating money to terr-ists
so it's in our national interest to monitor their activities.
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