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4 Ways Your Constitutional Right to Privacy Has Been Gutted Since 9/11


Society & Culture  (tags: privacy rights, police, politics, society, usa, americans, rights )

Cal
- 174 days ago - alternet.org
The Fourth Amendment no longer seems to apply.



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Past Member (0)
Friday June 27, 2014, 3:23 am
I'm pretty certain that the rights enshrined in the constitution are being curtailed frequently, but from what I've seen here is that most people willingly give up those rights when the agree with the outcome. Personally, I am always concern with the process (and that sometimes lead to strange bedfellows)
 

Winn Adams (203)
Friday June 27, 2014, 8:30 am
Noted
 

jan b. (3)
Friday June 27, 2014, 1:58 pm
Sorry--but I haven't noticed my privacy has been compromised so I have no complaints.
One thing bothered was when the FBI said the terrorist they were monitoring were now using couriers instead of phones because of all the publicity it was given. We wont' even KNOW how much damage to our security was done until we experience another 911.
 

Freya H. (313)
Friday June 27, 2014, 6:31 pm
Jan B., haven't you been paying attention? You need to read Alternet and other independent news websites more often.
 

Sharon l. (155)
Friday June 27, 2014, 9:03 pm
Noted

 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 12:37 am
Noted.
 

SuSanne P. (186)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 6:24 am
TY Cal. Good post Freya H. A teeny tiny bit of good news is the police or anyone (I wonder) can NO LONGER TAKE, READ, OR SEIZE ANYONE'S CELL PHONE without a subpoena.
 

Ben Oscarsito (350)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 7:21 am
"The Constitution...? -It's only a piece of paper!"
(George Wacko Bush)
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 1:41 pm
What privacy?
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 2:45 pm
What privacy indeed! It never ceases to amaze me how so many have simply watched these rights erode with apparent apathy. Perhaps the only thing more amazing (and maybe more disgusting) is the holier-than-thou types who insist they have done nothing wrong and never do anything wrong, and hence don't need any privacy. I would love to see everyone who feels like that try to do some honest whistleblowing and see how much respect they get for it. Was it not Cardinal Richelieu (a real historical figure despite also being a character in The Three Musketeers) who said, "Give me six lines written by the most honest man in the world, and I will find something in them to hang him"?
 

Debra G. (0)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 5:33 pm
On Sept. 17, 2001, I was asked by my work colleagues what I thought would be changed. I replied that our civil liberties would be systematically stripped and few would care. They laughed.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 6:44 pm
Noted w/thanks for posting, Cal. Excellent article! And, to those who are not worried: Hey, just give me all your passwords to your accounts. No? Well, that just about sums it up quite nicely......
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (464)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 9:27 am
Don't forget, that ALL the evidence states, that
9/11 WAS A FALSE FLAG OPERATION.
DESIGNED BY THE NEOCONS.....
It was DESIGNED to get us into Wars for Oil all over the Middle East.
It was DESIGNED to take away our Civil Liberties wholesale!

The Patriot Act, the FIRST move to take away our Civil Liberties, was a big thick document many pages and paragraphs long, lots of legalese, not just a couple of pages!
It was presented to Congress to approve, VERY SHORTLY AFTER 9/11.
[It was such a LENGTHY Document, that CONGRESSPEOPLE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO READ IT, before passing it - remember?????!!!!!]
Now, you can't tell ME - or any lawyers, or anyone experienced in the Law! -
that this LENGTHY, DENSELY-WORDED DOCUMENT wasn't PREPARED IN ADVANCE OF 9/11 -
by people within the Bush mis-Administration
who KNEW THAT 9/11 WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
Such big fat many-purposed Legal Documents aren't prepared in a couple of days, or even in a week.....

9/11, along with the Kennedy Assassination, represented THE DEATH OF OUR DEMOCRACY -
destroyed BY A CABAL FROM WITHIN -
that SEIZED THE REINS OF POLITICAL POWER while we were looking elsewhere.
There are some CRAZY "Conspiracy Theories" out there, it is true -
But *THESE* CONSPIRACIES ARE REAL.
Please go to such Websites as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. They should KNOW.
[Or Police for 9/11 Truth; or Military for 9/11 Truth; or Pilots for 9/11 Truth {!!!}; or ANY PROFESSION for 9/11 Truth, as they have their Professions' EXPERTISE TO BEAR...]
Be shocked, but don't be AFRAID TO LOOK, the Truth IS the Truth....
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 4:39 am
noted
 
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