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View Diary: Sen. Feinstein moves a bit in the right direction on NSA phone dragnet, but not far enough (18 comments)

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  •  Isn't there expression, that goes (5+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, Simplify, snoopydawg, varro, stevemb

    I was for it before I was against it, or something like that?  DiFi, is a class A hypocrite and an entitled elitist  She was all for .gov spying upon ordinary surfs and peons, until it was her ass that was being spied upon.

    Sensenbrenner's act sounds a lot more sensible to me.  Any and all spying on American citizens should require a court issued warrant based upon probable cause.  Not some closed, secret Kangaroo court run by the intelligence machine.

    "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

    by blackhand on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 01:28:36 PM PDT

    •  This isn't optional (2+ / 0-)
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      Rikon Snow, blackhand
      U.S. Constitution - Amendment 4

      The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

      It's just so blindingly clear. And yes, metadata and 3rd-party data is "papers and effects," and making an electronic copy is "seizure."

      No dragnet "bulk collection." No hops.

      And if the government wants to do any of that, they can try to get a constitutional amendment to legitimize it. Go ahead, try.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 04:50:02 PM PDT

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