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    Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?


    Yes
    (because the email was not around when the 4th amendment was written,nor is it tangible)

    No(because the 4th amendment applies to today just as it did back then when it was written))

    Maybe/I do not know.

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    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.


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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Hell no.

    The only way the government should be able to read someone else's e-mail is if they are indicted or arrested for a crime, while following the judicial paths set about by the courts.

    There has to be at least probable reason to suspect that privileged information is being shared, or it's easily unconstitutional.

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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?


    Yes(because the email was not around when the 4th amendment was written,nor is it tangible)

    No(because the 4th amendment applies to today just as it did back then when it was written))

    Maybe/I do not know.

    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.


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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post

    Yes
    (because the email was not around when the 4th amendment was written,nor is it tangible)

    No(because the 4th amendment applies to today just as it did back then when it was written))
    I am -sure- that all of the anti-gun liberals that believe the 2nd amednment doesn't cover assault rifles becase there was no such thing back in 1791 will be quick to choose YES.

    I have list, and will compare...

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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    There is a reason we have a 4th amendment...
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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?


    Yes
    (because the email was not around when the 4th amendment was written,nor is it tangible)

    No(because the 4th amendment applies to today just as it did back then when it was written))

    Maybe/I do not know.

    4th amendment

    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.


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    Yahoo and federal prosecutors in Colorado are embroiled in a privacy battle thatís testing whether the Constitutionís warrant requirements apply to Americansí e-mail.
    Its irrelevant. The government (current administration) has stated that cell phone calls, text messages, and anything sent via wireless is subject to monitoring.

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    mad Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Pretty sure the NSA is already doing this, or something like it... Cell phones too

    Video Here: FRONTLINE: spying on the home front | PBS

    Click "Watch the Full Program Online" on the right.

    Pretty messed up.
    Last edited by Jucon; 04-16-10 at 07:12 PM.

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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Pretty sure the NSA is already doing this, or something like it... Cell phones too

    Video Here: FRONTLINE: spying on the home front | PBS

    Click "Watch the Full Program Online" on the right.

    Pretty messed up.
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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Can anyone say Patriot Act?
    Patriot Act!

    To be honest I'm not THAT concerned about them reading my Emails or cell phone messages. I don't say anything incriminating, nor do I partake in or talk about anything illegal. But I am concerned that they would misinterpret something I say and create their own meaning out of it... then disrupt my life with their misguided notions.
    Last edited by Jucon; 04-16-10 at 07:25 PM.

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    Re: Should the government monitor emails without a warrant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I am -sure- that all of the anti-gun liberals that believe the 2nd amendment doesn't cover assault rifles becase there was no such thing back in 1791 will be quick to choose YES.

    I have list, and will compare...
    I am one of the so-called anti-gun Liberals.
    eMail opens up a new Pandora's box.....I choose " I do not know."
    Lets forget about guns, rifles, and 1791.
    The year is 2010, and apparently we have problems.
    Anything can be used as a weapon, guns(naturally), water(boarding), and eMail.
    So as usual, man is misbehaving and this brings on more rules and regulations - to the dismay of Libertarians and tea-baggers...
    I think our government should be able to monitor "public mail" when crime suspicions exist..
    But, there must be oversight.

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