Wednesday, June 12, 2013

field negro: The convenient Constituion.

I tweeted about this last night, and it bothered me so much that I am moved to blog about it again.

It's about this Edward Snowden fellow and the leaks that he put out there that allegedly endangered our national security.

Honestly, I have no idea if the information Edward Snowden put out there will actually make it easier for terrorist to attack us or not, but there is an aspect of this story that's troubling.

It's these hipsters, Libertarians, and white liberals  getting into a hissy fitabout their privacy rights because of the NSA snooping on their phone conversations and Internet searches. They are crying a river about the Constitutional protections that are being stripped away by "Big Brother", not to mention the police state infringing into their personal lives, and they want answers from their government.

Fair enough. But where was the outrage when government decided that it was cool to "stop and frisk" young minority men in America's largest city? Doesn't that policy violate the 4th Amendment of our wonderful Constitution? I guess, in their eyes, it's cool to racially profile as long as it's under the guise of fighting crime.

Honestly, I am a little confused. So it's cool to violate the Constitution when we are trying to keep down street crime in New York, but not when we are trying to stop a terrorist attack that could kill thousands of people? Read the full post here field negro: The convenient Constituion.

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