Loosing rights to privacy

@BDnLacy (324)
United States
January 12, 2007 9:01pm CST
Has anyone heard anything about the US Government has started reading peoples postal mail? I was discussing the wire tapping thing with a freind last night and she told me that they can now ever open and read our mail. If this so, what will be the next thing for us to loose? Our fredom of speech maybe. What are your thouts on this? Do you think the US is headed toward loosing all our rights as citizens?
5 responses
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
13 Jan 07
The USA has never been a democratic nation! There has always been tappings and spying on people in the USA the US government considers a threat - and threat, to the USA government, often means being knowledgeable and having some commonsense!
• United States
17 Jan 07
One only has freedom in the USA provided one neither question nor say anything that matters; else, the mighty USA government will on your tail like a hound!
@BDnLacy (324)
• United States
17 Jan 07
just wondering were you get you information from?
• United States
17 Jan 07
From real life experiences and daily observations in the USA! As soon as one begins to make any sense regarding matters in the USA, some level of US government will be on your sweet tail! The US government does not like or welcome anyone with any commonsense. If you can think and/or are capable of reason, you will discover that the USA is the most terrible place on earth to be in! Did you know that most of the immigrants that idolize the USA are often the lowlifes and crooks from their original societies? The USA is a safe haven for imbeciles, the mentally poor and crooks. And you better see, hear or say no evil!
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Well techinically we do not have a right to privacy. It is not located anywhere in the Constitution. The only thing close is the implication that none of our other rights will be infringed on by any process. The wiretapping program is misunderstood, it isn't "wiretapping" they just watch the calls people make if they are suspicious. TO break the law, they would have to use that information without proper warrants or authority. Even the New York Times editor that decided to print the story later wrote a column saying he regretted making it such a big deal, the real danger was less damage than leaking it and letting terrorists know about it. He also acknowledges that no rights have been ingfringed on and no abuses have occurred. I don't know much about the mail thing though, just explaining the "right" to privacy.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Doing so is an "unreasonable" search which is clearly stated in the Bill of Rights. Meaning it has to be reasonable. Looking through everyone's things for terrorist links is not a reasonable search.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
17 Jan 07
i know it seems hard to believe but covert suveylence of the general population of most western countries has been almost mandatory since 9/11. As with us in England our telecommunications are being monitored covertly, maybe in the usa your security services are a little more open and honest than ours. Whereas you know you are being observed, in uk we still labour under the illusion of freedom, privacy and democracy,hahaha. Anyway stay free, stay happy keep on posting
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• United States
13 Jan 07
This is the 1st i've heard of it, but to tell you the truth, i'm not really all that surprised. As long as my mail gets to me 'unhurt' and none of my personal information is 'leaked' I honestly don't care, if they think that will keep me safe (me personally and everyone else) and they don't share my dark secrets that i write in a note to a friend.
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• India
13 Jan 07
This is because of their fear about terror attack. US has earned lot of enemies by unjustfiable war on some countries. So at anytime the enemies may launch an attack on US. That is the mistake done by your country and you are now slowly starting to pay for it!
@BDnLacy (324)
• United States
13 Jan 07
We did not invade until we were attacked on 9-11-2001 So that is a crock of Sh*t. To tell you the truth I believe we should drop an A bomb on them and get it over with! But that has nothing to do with what I posted. If you only replied to bash the US maybe you should check your own governments policies 1st.
17 Jan 07
'we did not invade until we were attaced on 9-11-2001'. well that's completely wrong. britian and the us were bombing iraq before they were officially at war with the country. the british ministry of defence admitted dropping 780 tonnes of bombs on iraq between 1998 and 2000. in the same time the US conducted 24,000 combat missions over southern-iraq. just to add to the facts over a 5 month period of bombing, 41 percent of casualties were civilians. this is documented in the UN security sector
• United States
23 Jan 07
Wow that was very misleading information. To begin with 9-11 and Iraq were never connected. They tried to connect them but you just couldn't. 9-11 was actually done by some Saudi's yet you don't see the U.S go after Suadia Arabia and why? because they have what we crave for the most... OIL!