Friday, September 6, 2013

Let’s Repeal the Fourth Amendment!

Let’s Repeal the Fourth Amendment!

How was your summer? Vaguely unsettling and filled with disillusionment? Yeah, mine, too.

And not just because of “The Lone Ranger” and Justin Bieber spitting from balconies and Khloé and Lamar’s marriage being on the rocks and Miley Cyrus attempting to twerk on the VMAs. More because of that Edward Snowden fellow and the Pandora’s box he opened.

It’s a hazy memory now, but a couple of weeks into the start of summer, protesters turned up across the country for “Restore the Fourth” rallies on July 4 — part of an organized effort to speak out against the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance system that Snowden exposed. The Fourth that needs restoring being, of course, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the one that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.

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