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I'm Fighting for the Fourth Amendment! by poasterchild I'm Fighting for the Fourth Amendment! by poasterchild
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TallisKeeton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
what is dragnet and social mapping?
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zorabelle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Beautiful Poster! Such excellent artwork and it makes a powerful statement..
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with this poster! Secret Courts are a gross violation of the Constitution as they were never mentioned in the said document.

Great Scott, Washington must be embarrassed on the other side.
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HashashinsHate Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If you would please, support the second amendment as well. It is more important that we have the right to bare arms than it is for unrightful seizure. With the second amendment we can defend our other inalienable rights.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, nimrod, I do.  See for example: fav.me/d5oy5d9

Second, you don't understand how the Bill of Rights works -- each amendment protects the others.  They're all equally indispensable to an ordered scheme of limited government.

You're welcome.
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HashashinsHate Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I'm sorry, I have never seen you do it before. I am hardly on anymore, but when I do see the work that you do on here it is about everything else. I have hardly ever seen anything about the second.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I've done a bunch.  At least four or five.
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About all I can think about whenever I see this is that if I'm ever suspected of anything, I might as well just bolt for Mexico.

Almost everything I put in a search bar has to look suspicious to an NSA person.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Look at it this way: there's only one of two possibilities.

Either the NSA messes with you, or they don't.  If they don't, no problem.

If they do, you'll be interned with a bunch of your no-good civil libertarian friends, so, no problem either!

:)
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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They better handle us carefully. We're liable to poke skin.
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TheiaMaby Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wasn't sure if I should fav it. I mean, the NSA will know about it and they could put a note in my file that I have bad political views...
Some months ago I would have called myself paranoid writing this, but now it makes me sad that I have to think about it first before even commenting something... Will it affect me getting an university place, or a job... Just that I thing that's possible is wrong. Technology develops fast and law must conform! Well, I'm from germany but I suppose it's a worldwide problem.  sadsmile
I wanna thank you for your great work! Were would the world be without people like U? It's inspiring. (sry nsa^^) Peace peace sign 
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're very kind.  

In Germany, having learned from experience, all of your information belongs to you, and it is very difficult for the government to get their hands on it.

In the Unite States, people do not own their information, and so anyone -- government, corporations -- who can capture it and use it, does so, without much fear of reprisal.

I would not worry about what the NSA knows and doesn't know about you.  If I were in Britain, which has even less protections for average people than does the United States, I would worry about it.

Think of this: Laura Poitris, the colleague of Glen Greenwald, the reporter that Ed Snowden gave his leaked NSA files to, has an apartment in Berlin precisely because she feels safer in Germany than in any other Western country.  She does not fear being spied upon by the German government, and she trusts the German government to protect her from the Americans and the British.

Drop me a note, and tell me where are in Germany.  I have a project in which you may be interested.

Again, thanks for the kind words.  I appreciate you.
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TheiaMaby Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) note sent 
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GypsyTrail Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist
I honestly can't see the amendments being shot down by our own government. You can call it ignorance or whatever have you but, I honestly believe that they won't change something that's so heavy in the citizens mind. That's like going to Russia and putting up a vodka prohibition. Possibly a bad example with no real fact backing vodka as a state giving right but it's the culture at sake and the culture always wins.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Have you been living in a cave?  Have you read ANYTHING about the material leaked by Ed Snowden?  Start with these: fav.me/d6jwhp1, fav.me/d6huvee, and fav.me/d67z932.
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GypsyTrail Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist
I think its a boy calling wolf causing paranoia. Also thank you for linking me to a source, appreciate it.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

I'm going to leave you with these two thoughts.  The first is from Frank Church, the former influential U.S. Senator from Idaho (1957 to 1981). He was, among other things, one of the Senate’s earliest opponents of the Vietnam War, a former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Chairman of the Committee (bearing his name) that in the mid-1970s investigated the widespread surveillance abuses committed under every President since FDR (that was the investigation that led to the enactment of FISA, the criminal law prohibiting the Executive Branch from intercepting the communications of American citizens without first obtaining a warrant from a court). Church wrote:

 

"That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such [is] the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place to hide. If this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know. Such is the capability of this technology…. I don't want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return."

 

The second comes from William O. Douglas, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. His term, lasting 36 years and 209 days (1939–75), is the longest term in the history of the Supreme Court. Douglas holds a number of records as a Supreme Court Justice, including the most opinions. In 1975 Time magazine called Douglas "the most committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court.”  He said, in a 1975 speech to a group of young lawyers in his home, Washington State:

 

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”

 

These men were neither paranoids, nor cranks.  They understood that any infringement on the Constitutional protections against the kind of illegal surveillance and spying now being conducted against all Americans by the NSA and others needs to be crushed, and those responsible removed from office and held accountable for their criminal acts.

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GypsyTrail Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Listen man, I appreciate your passion for this but I honestly don't care about this anti-government thing. You are educated but you also use propaganda against propaganda. How am I sure you aren't a part of the "real" problem? Now, please stay level headed with me on this and I promise not to be unfair (if I already am being unfair, please let me know) but, I honestly feel that if all someone has to offer are the stories that they find then how are we to listen to them when the people who originally reveal this information endanger the lives of our service men who protect our country? This isn't exactly a shot at your cause, or even the slightest bit of me trying to be patriotic but the people who work within the government are also REAL people and I find comfort in this. When the day comes when government is no longer people but systems and regulations to the point of omitting free speech then it's already too late and we will already be ready to fight for our future, until then I consider it a free ride and if my ignorance is my downfall, I'll live with it because I got a couple of solid decades of living safely without being horribly raped or shot up by Christian extremist, which would no doubt rise up if our government wasn't so down to earth in civics. It's probably a confusing viewpoint that I share but I guess we can just break bread and call it even and go our own ways?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Done.
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Psycho333 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
We need to enforce the 4th Amendment against the NSA
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