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Edward Snowden’s Legal Counsel Talks About the Future of Our Dragnet State (via Moyers & Company)

On Monday, via teleconference, whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed a crowd at SXSW, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Speaking from Russia, it was Snowden’s first public address to people in the United States since he…

Here’s something to ponder. The corporate propaganda media has been telling hogwash stories about how the fourth amendment to the US does not apply to electronic communications because they are everywhere, in an effort to get us to believe that this is so. This is called manufacturing consent. The fourth amendment is below.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Apparently if you are a college student, and you type a paper, and then send it via email to your professor, the corporate propaganda machine will have you believe that the government can seize it, look at it, without “probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

I say hogwash, that the US Constitution allows your papers to be secure via the US mail, in your house, or via the Internet, and the fourth amendment is supposed to protect us from government illegal surveillance.

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