After 9/11 many bills were rushed through Congress that gave away several of our key Constitutional rights. And in this dangerous world of insane terrorists, I can see the necessity for that. But there must be a limit to how far our government can go in invading our private lives. And when they do so, it must be on the basis of supporting evidence. But that is not the case. The government and local police have gone too far too often. They have taken advantage of the peoples’ trust in them. They have abused the additional rights that we gave them temporarily.
Once again, our government has forgotten that we are a ruled “by the people.” They are our servants. We are not their slaves.
Now our police have gotten a hold of “a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations.” This is being used extensively in Michigan, already. – How is this even remotely constitutional? How does making an illegal left turn, driving beyond the speed limit, or going through a yellow light, give a police officer the right to extract all of your cell phone data?
A drunk can wrap a bag around his can of beer, an illegal cannot be asked what country he is a citizen of; but, an American citizen can have all of his personal information extracted from his cell phone by a police officer for not using a crosswalk!
Even worse, when petitioned by lawyers to know how the US government and local police are using this illicitly gathered info, they were stone-walled.
So every American must ask themselves: What exactly are the Rights we still possess and what expectation of privacy still exists? Do we really have any Rights left?
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