But if I'm doing some research and go to the Al Jazeera website, should the government be able to intercept my internet transmission?
I wouldn't be surprised if there were J. Edgar Hoover like dossiers on people who protested against the Bush presidency.
should you be flagged yes damn right you should. Should the FBI come to your house for something as simple as looking at a couple wiki articles..no and it hasn't and wont happen...
If it's looking at articles about something on the internet, we start down a slippery slope. Then, we get another president in office who takes it a little further. Eventually, our right to privacy erodes.
Originally Posted by eildydar
A hypothetical. . .
If I buy 5 assault rifles in one week should I go onto some sort of watch list?
By having a government we may eventually have our right to privacy erode...because it may happen is a bad argument that it is happening. IF you have ties a crime ring or terrorist organization and buy 5 assault rifles yes you should go on a list...this list is not a criminal conviction it's just taking a little preventative measures so that if the person on a list happens to take it further the intelligence will be there to prevent another 9/11 or other terrorist act.