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Old November 20, 2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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+10,000 Tom!

I think privacy in this post 9/11 world is just an illusion. If you send an e mail, talk about it on the phone or in any other way electronically communicate something you should just assume the government is monitoring it live or could monitor it at will.

Look at firearms laws as a perfect example; you already have states and localities that thumb their noses at FOPA on a regular basis, why should the right to privacy be any different?

Passing federal laws is great but unless either through the courts or through public pressure you get serious oversight of the government under such laws they are all just "feel good" measures akin to something like an AWB.

It just allows certain politicians to say in their next re-election ad "XXXXX stood up against big government for your right to electronic privacy".
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