Lindsey Graham and Privacy

By Jeremy Daggett on in Uncategorized. Permalink.

“I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don’t think you’re talking to the terrorists. I know you’re not. I know I’m not. So we don’t have anything to worry about.”

Really? How is it that a man can sanction the surveillance state of 1984 because, “I ain’t done nuttin’ bad.” How about the principle that the 4th amendment is there; and that no matter how innocent you are, the government cannot just violate your constitutional rights? And if they’re rummaging through our records now, what are they going to do later? Would Mr. Graham be OK with an FBI or CIA agent sitting in his house 24/7?  Apparently. He ain’t done nuttin’ wrong.

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One Response to “Lindsey Graham and Privacy”

  1. Blobin says:

    Just read this article on the importance of privacy: I’m partial to the “it’s none of the government’s gd business” argument myself, but the article author’s thoughts on the matter are a but more interesting and sophisticated. I’m shocked at the number of people who aren’t at all bothered by this, but I guess I shouldn’t be, given the culture if letting it all hang out on social media and the hysteria caused by mass media.

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