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    Exclamation Former government lawyer agrees government should track you by GPS with no warrant.

    Well, professor, seems to me that:

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated
    Seems pretty absolute to me.

    Of course, there's that old shibboleth "expectation of privacy".

    Well, of course, there is no "expectation of privacy" anymore, now that government has constructed a 24/7 surveillance grid all around us.

    GPS should be fair game in police probes

    ...Unlike the First Amendment, which is worded in absolute terms -- "Congress shall make NO law" -- the Fourth Amendment bans only unreasonable searches. That is, it recognizes that there is a whole category of searches that are fully legitimate and violate no one's rights.

    As to what is reasonable, it obviously changes with the circumstances. Given that criminals can use freely all the new technologies -- including of course GPS trackers, smartphones and spyware -- it seems eminently reasonable that the police should also be able to use some of these, especially in public spaces, in which people have no expectation of privacy (or at least should not have one)...
    “It is not true that all creeds and cultures are equally assimilable in a First World nation born of England, Christianity, and Western civilization. Race, faith, ethnicity and history leave genetic fingerprints no ‘proposition nation’ can erase." -- Pat Buchanan

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    Next on the list of things to do in the District of Criminals, prohibit reading the Consitution and Bill of Rights. You cant enforce your Rights if you dont know what Rights you have. There was an old episode of Sliders on this very subject...

    +Rep for Privacy!
    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

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    Our central bank is not privately owned.

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