You can’t have Socialism without a Socialist State...Trouble is, most of the ‘Gimmie-dat’ people in this country are ok with that..
They don't hate it. They ignore it. Just like the rest of the constitution.
This Meta-data thing is really bugging me. On NPR this morning they were saying it is “just” information about the call or email, not the information itself.
I said to myself, “huh”. What did we call it in the days before cell phones and email? We called it “Phone records”. And how was law enforcement able to get their hands on it? Through a subpoena. It is a violation of privacy. It is a search. And the fourth amendment says all you need to know about it.
If there is no subpoena, NO law enforcement agency has the right to collect this info according to the fourth amendment. I don’t care if you DO want to call it “meta-data”. We have a right to the privacy of our metadata.
End of story.
Thank you, Edward Snowden. Without you, our politicians would never have been forced to talk about this unconstitutional tyranny.