Speak Out: Total surveillance is in our children’s future
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Aug 20, 2013 | 1697 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Does everyone realize our children and grandchildren will never experience the true privacy and protections of the Fourth Amendment we once enjoyed? They will grow up thinking it is normal for our government to collect their phone conversations and emails. A recent ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of New Orleans allows federal agencies to collect cell phone locations without a warrant.

When does this march towards total surveillance on the citizens of this country end? Every day there are new revelations on the scope of National Security Administration programs designed to monitor our communications and locations. Now we find out that NSA spying broke privacy rules thousands of times. The never-ending war on terrorism is the excuse government uses to wield its absolute political authority to expand programs for tracking all of us.

Meanwhile, there will continue to be a loss of freedoms and protections as the government rapes the Bill of Rights. The use of technology for surveillance is still in its infancy. Just imagine what our society will look like in 20 years. The new normal, for future generations, is starting to look like our worst nightmare.

Dennis Hanson
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