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NSA, FBI, IRS and the 4th Amendment: Why freedom matters…

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By: Vince

How much different would your story be if you knew your every word and action might end up as part of some government dossier on you? How much could you embrace freedom and focus on having fun, sowing your wild oats, finding your passion, or risking failure to pursue some crazy dream if you were constantly wondering what some government bureaucrat with the power to throw you in prison or take your kids away might think of it?

And that’s the problem. Knowing our government is actively looking at emails, phone calls (or “just” meta data in some cases) as well as our online surfing and purchasing habits sends a chill down your back. With 315 million people in the country they’re probably not looking at you… but they might be. Imagine you’re a journalist pursuing a story on the undue influence a company or union is having on a piece of legislation. How hard are you going to dig knowing officials could be watching? Or maybe you’re staying in a loveless marriage for the sake of your children but you have a mistress who makes you happy. Maybe you’re visiting a website of a fringe candidate who has some ideas you agree with but others you don’t.



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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. -- Benjamin Franklin


Can we thank Joe Biden as the creator of our modern day FISA/Patriot Act (circa 1995) who during the Bush administration denounced his own reauthorized creation and now embraces every syllable of it today?
 
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