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Rand Paul gets standing ovation
at Berkeley: ‘Your right to privacy
is under assault’

Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 3/20/2014 1:16:13 PM

Berkeley, Calif. — Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience after railing against government surveillance and warning the students: “Your right to privacy is under assault.” “I am here to tell you that if you own a cell phone, you’re under surveillance,” he told the crowd. Paul’s address at the Berkeley Forum on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley focused on the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone metadata and the debate over privacy. During his remarks, the potential 2016

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 3/20/2014 1:34:12 PM     (No. 9776962)

Rand, could you quote the exact place in the US Constitution that grants us a "right to privacy?" I´ll be waiting......

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 3/20/2014 1:44:17 PM     (No. 9776988)

I think the Fourth Amendment covers it

"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.[1]"

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/fourth_amendment

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/20/2014 2:04:37 PM     (No. 9777025)

Wow! At Berkeley! Wonders never cease!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: doublesharp, 3/20/2014 2:12:27 PM     (No. 9777037)

President Rand Paul from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

I like the way that sounds!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/20/2014 2:28:46 PM     (No. 9777064)

I think that Rand has found a way into the mush minds.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: miceal, 3/20/2014 3:58:21 PM     (No. 9777237)

NO the 4th amendment DOES NOT grant us a "right of privacy!" This is the little sticking point that kept Robert Bork from being confirmed to the Supreme Court. During his confirmation hearings he stated categorically "there is NO RIGHT TO PRIVACY granted in our Constitution even though some folks like to pretend there is"(I may have embellished this response a bit).....However, Ted, the swimmer, Kennedy and his rat partners then "Borked" Bork and the rest is history....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chance_232, 3/20/2014 9:57:33 PM     (No. 9777671)

You don´t have a right to privacy in public. However the government does not have the right to evesdrop, rifle through your belongings, wire tap your phone, read your mail, search your hard drive or read your personal papers without a warrant.

Frankly, I don´t see the difference between wiretapping your phone, recording your cellular calls, recording your internet activity or tracking your purchases. The difference is that one requires a warrant and somehow the others do not.

The "right to privacy" is implied.

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