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    Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston Bomb

    Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will

    “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”
    This stuff has got to stop.

    In 2001 we got stuck with the Patriot Act and DHS which expanded government and set a precedent for allowing that government to intrude on basic rights. Subsequent events have created even more "necessary" intrusions on basic privacy and liberties. We have to ask ourselves...."When will it stop?"

    What level of liberties are we willing to forsake in exchange for "safety" which will never be achieved 100%? At some point it seems that we may as well allow the terrorists to take over because we would be equally oppressed under their governance than we will under our own government. That's totally unacceptable.

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
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    This stuff has got to stop.

    In 2001 we got stuck with the Patriot Act and DHS which expanded government and set a precedent for allowing that government to intrude on basic rights. Subsequent events have created even more "necessary" intrusions on basic privacy and liberties. We have to ask ourselves...."When will it stop?"

    What level of liberties are we willing to forsake in exchange for "safety" which will never be achieved 100%? At some point it seems that we may as well allow the terrorists to take over because we would be equally oppressed under their governance than we will under our own government. That's totally unacceptable.
    I agree we are getting caught on the slippery slope. However, the Patriot Act precedes 2002 (look at Carter) and in fact has roots way back near the formation of our country and Constitution. But this does highlight again why a privacy amendment to the Constitution is necessary.

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will



    This stuff has got to stop.

    In 2001 we got stuck with the Patriot Act and DHS which expanded government and set a precedent for allowing that government to intrude on basic rights. Subsequent events have created even more "necessary" intrusions on basic privacy and liberties. We have to ask ourselves...."When will it stop?"

    What level of liberties are we willing to forsake in exchange for "safety" which will never be achieved 100%? At some point it seems that we may as well allow the terrorists to take over because we would be equally oppressed under their governance than we will under our own government. That's totally unacceptable.
    Bloomberg needs someone (USSC ?) to tell him

    not just no but hell no !!!!

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

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    I agree we are getting caught on the slippery slope. However, the Patriot Act precedes 2002 (look at Carter) and in fact has roots way back near the formation of our country and Constitution. But this does highlight again why a privacy amendment to the Constitution is necessary.
    What are the 4th and 5th amendments? Chopped liver?

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    The fact that New York City still has a government is the proof that the people of New York City don't deserve to have one.

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    What are the 4th and 5th amendments? Chopped liver?
    Not sufficient to deal with privacy in the modern world, haven't been for quite some time now. They're already stretched well beyond original intent due to our sheer laziness where it comes to the constitutional process.

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    What are the 4th and 5th amendments? Chopped liver?
    Since the War on drugs---more or less.

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    I like this "comment":

    Nick Tha Swede

    "We're going to suspend your rights to protest, bear arms, privacy, and trial by jury."
    "Why?"
    "To protect you from terrorists."
    "Why do we need to be protected from terrorists?"
    "They hate you for your freedom."

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will



    This stuff has got to stop.

    In 2001 we got stuck with the Patriot Act and DHS which expanded government and set a precedent for allowing that government to intrude on basic rights. Subsequent events have created even more "necessary" intrusions on basic privacy and liberties. We have to ask ourselves...."When will it stop?"

    What level of liberties are we willing to forsake in exchange for "safety" which will never be achieved 100%? At some point it seems that we may as well allow the terrorists to take over because we would be equally oppressed under their governance than we will under our own government. That's totally unacceptable.
    I totally agree with what Bloom says. We live in a different time.

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    Re: Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston

    The media makes it seems as though these security risks are high. But statistically, you are not likely to be killed by a gun or a terrorist attack.

    I am fine accepting that very small risk. Now keep your hands off my liberties and privacy.

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