our civil liberties are chipped away, bit by bit, by the government. And yet
again, most Americans remain silent or indifferent about its occurrence. Even
those media outlets who highlighted the story have quickly dropped the subject
and moved on to more “pop culture” topics that glean more attention.
Where is the
public uproar? Where is the mass dissention? Each time we lose even one of our
civil liberties, it’s one step closer to a central government tyranny. Just
because it is being done piecemeal doesn’t make it any more right than if it’s
done all at once.
story of the NSA snooping is what had caught my attention. It seems as if the
NSA can now take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps like Angry
Birds. Because these Apps can transmit users' private information such as phone
model, screen size, age, gender, location and possibly sexual orientation, the
NSA has obtained a wealth of free and easily obtainable information.
Let us all
not forget the Fourth Amendment:
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.
What is ironic is that the Fourth
Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. These are the rights given to us by
the Constitution and fought for by our forefathers. Are we to sit back now and
forget the Constitution, The Bills of Rights and all that that makes America
great? Are we just supposed to bow down to our supreme congressional leaders and
let them rule without the will of the people? If we do, the country HAS become essentially