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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-03-13 06:07 PM
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Do we have a right to expect any privacy in today's world?
In my opinion, we absolutely do.

Simply because technology has advanced to the degree that it has, with Internet, Facebook, email, cell phones, etc, does not in any way take away any person's right to privacy.

We did not give up our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms simply because guns became far more advanced than our founders ever imagined. Neither should we give up our 4th Amendment rights because technology has become advanced to the point that it makes it easy for the government or other individuals to spy on us or to invade our privacy.

It is not just our responsibility to protect our privacy. It is the responsibility of others not to invade our privacy. Just as you cannot put secret cameras in a hotel room to peep on customers, you cannot listen to others' phone calls or read their emails, or sell their information without their permission. Simply because technology allows you to do it does not make it legal or right.

It is absolutely wrong to say that you no longer have a right to privacy. You have just as much a right to privacy today as you did before the newest technology became available. Those that would use this technology for such purposes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. They have no right to collect information that is personal to you. Technology does not change that one iota.

My hope is that someday we will see this tried before the Supreme Court.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-03-13 06:25 PM
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1. Scalia said we have a right not to expect mass surveillance.
And he should know, He channels the Framers.

Did you see my posts on tomorrow's protests?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-04-13 10:00 AM
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3. Scalia = POS.
Genuine POS. He's on Cheney and Carl Rove's level. NAZI, pure NAZI.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-05-13 04:35 AM
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4. Agree, but he still he made a better choice on mass surveillance than Obama and Bush.
Edited on Fri Jul-05-13 04:37 AM by No Elephants
And he does sit on the Supreme Court, which may get to rule on this crap.

Of course, that makes his statements on the matter, before the issues have been briefed and argued, wildly inappropriate, but he always does that.

Far be it from Antonin not to pre-judge.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-05-13 05:49 AM
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5. Scalia merely sees an opportunity to oppose the commie black guy......nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-05-13 06:59 AM
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6. (Psst. Bush wasn't black and no one ever accused him of being a Commie.)
Edited on Fri Jul-05-13 07:01 AM by No Elephants
Please don't make me defend Scalia!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-04-13 09:57 AM
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2. I am with you 100%, kentuck!
Edited on Thu Jul-04-13 09:58 AM by Enthusiast
Who do these motherfuckers think they are, ruining our nation the way they have? We should be in the streets right now, in proportion to the Egyptians. Congress should be afraid to show themselves. They are systematically destroying the nation.

Just imagine, they want to force through this GD TPP against our will. Where is the democracy in that? They know we do not want it. That is why there is scant mention of it on TV.

They see us, regular citizens, as the enemy. We are the ones being scrutinized and for no legitimate reason.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-08-13 02:53 PM
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7. Absolutely
I just don't want to become a Hermit in order to get it.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-09-13 09:07 AM
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8. but....you are former cia!
Nice to see you!
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