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Hentoff: Obama Tramples Civil Liberties

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The FBI, with no objection from President Obama, can conduct a "threat assessment" -- an investigation -- on any of us without a judicial warrant or any articulable suspicion of criminal activity. During J. Edgar Hoover's time, there was much public protest and reporting on his erasing of our Fourth Amendment's "right of the people to be secure . . . against unreasonable searches and seizures."

Because of my reporting on Hoover's shelving of the Constitution, two FBI agents knocked on my door. Since they did not have a subpoena, I told them they would have to first see my lawyers at the ACLU, at the time a few blocks up the street from where I lived. They left and I never heard from them again, but later found I had an FBI file consisting mainly of newspaper clips of my reporting.

It should be crystal clear by now that those who actually value liberty, not just bull**** in order to get elected that Obama is a statist just like the rest of them. Like the statists before him civil liberties are compromised in the name of security and those who oppose are commu-islamo-nazi-illegal-affirmative-action-traitors. Neocons and Obama have alot more in common than alot of people realize.

Hentoff: Obama Tramples Civil Liberties | Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
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