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  •  It's a factor in how outraged you get (4+ / 0-)
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    bablhous, 3goldens, KnotIookin, KingCranky

    As many have said, civil liberties are always pushed to the back until they are broken.  People in the 1960's relate to this issue because Nixon used wiretapping as a weapon to break up anti-Vietnam war groups. He also used it against politicians and journalists who he deemed as "enemies".  Sound familar? So, those of us who grew up in that era know this is not just a legal theoretical possibility, it has happened.  In fact, Chimp used it to go after pro-Choice groups already and there is reason to believe he has been wiretapping anti-Iraq occupation groups.

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