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The Erosion of Freedom since 9/11: Patriot Act, NDAA, and SOPA / PIPA

SOPA/PIPA is not about loosing your right to post pet trick videos with Radiohead playing in the background. It’s about educational fair use copyright laws, without which effective political speech will be impossible.

With the Patriot Act we lost our 4th amendment rights. The government can examine our papers, email, computers, internet activity, and cell phone activity without a warrant and, in many cases, without our knowledge.

With the NDAA we lost our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th amendment rights of due process. Any one can potentially be arrested and held without trial indefinitely.  Continue reading