freetown fred wrote:Does anybody really think that it's only the Govt. that has access to anything you put out there in the cyber world. I think the Govt should be the least of your worries. It is feared that our whole economic system could be shut down by the hit of a few keybord keys--again, not the govt. All this gloom & doom projection is good for the imagination I suppose, but for myself, if I don't want people or the govt controlling my life, why would I post anything publically. Life is way to short to be whining about what is or may be. If you're all paranoid about all this real, grown up life stuff, stop putting yourselfs out there. Sure, we as a Country are not where,I beleive, we belong but I've said this a lot--all we can do as individuals is keep our own back yards straight & make sure our voices are heard in the right places.
The question is not whether I put anything on the internet or not or whether I'm doing anything wrong or not.
The question is, does the Fourth Amendment mean what it says or not?
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.
Do you have a RIGHT
to be secure in your "effects" which would cover all private texts and phone conversations.
I don't expect any privacy on this forum because it's an open area which anyone can access. But I do expect any texts I send to my wife to be exclusive between us unless as the 4A states, a warrant has been signed by a judge which names SPECIFICALLY the information being sought by the police.
You can't be half pregnant. You either have a right to privacy or you don't.
Pick a side.