In America, you are guaranteed a right to privacy - no further stipulations. This is a land of freedom, and we cannot be free without the privacy to pursue our happiness.
And don't get me wrong; we don't condone the illicit behavior of many. What we're saying is: Whatever your thing is, if it doesn't hurt anyone else and you're doing it in the privacy of your home, go for it.
This includes your communications about your thing, which may include a phone call. And, unfortunately, the federal government seems to be having a hard time recognizing the right to privacy we have here.
The National Security Agency improperly collected phone call records of Americans last fall, months after a previous breach that compelled the agency to destroy millions of records from the contentious program, documents released Wednesday revealed.
The redacted documents, obtained by the ACLU in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, do not indicate how many records NSA improperly collected in the October breach, nor which telecommunications provider submitted the improper data.
The organization's language was stern, as it should be.
"These documents provide further evidence that the NSA has consistently been unable to operate the call detail record program within the bounds of the law," the ACLU said in a letter to Congress this week lobbying for an end to the program.
Here we have yet another faction of the federal government using fear to grow their power, and grow that power irresponsibly.
If we aren't careful, these constant slip-ups by the NSA will become a slippery slope to tyranny.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.