“Nothing to hide”

“I’ve got nothing to hide.” This is a phrase I’ve heard some use when referring to the increased reach into our lives by the Federal government through programs like the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and through organizations such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). However, is this really a true statement when you stop and think about it? For example, would you want someone looking over your shoulder every time you and your significant other got affectionate or listening in on the most private conversations you have with your doctor? Maybe neither of those scenarios bother you, but I’ll bet you can think of at least one that would.

The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:

“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.”

Thousands of people are marching on Washington today to protest the increasing infringement on the rights covered under the 4th Amendment. Take a look at the following and let me know what you think.


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