Thursday, February 11th, 2010 | Author:
Jan 8, 2008 “Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me”

For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and “wiretaps without warrants,” he said.

Feb 11, 2010 “Feds push for tracking cell phones”

In that case, the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in their–or at least their cell phones’–whereabouts. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers say that “a customer’s Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when the phone company reveals to the government its own records” that show where a mobile device placed and received calls.

Now here’s some change we can believe in:¬† Obama went from an outspoken critic of privacy violations to an establishment proponent of the same, and it only took one election and a couple years.

Say goodbye to the Fourth 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.

Share
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
2 Responses
  1. Rebecca says:

    When cell phones first came out, a lot of us said these things would be used a “trackers.” We were scorned as the Tinfoil Hat brigade!

    It’s sometimes really lousy to be right about things…

    :( Every day, I CANNOT WAIT for the city that has foundations.

  2. akagaga says:

    So what do they call conspiracy theorists when it’s no longer just a theory? :)