9 Ways That The Government Is Restricting Freedom In America

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You do not have privacy to phone calls or electronic communications.

Speaking of privacy, here’s a violation of freedom that many Americans are aware of yet seem to let slide by. Under the Patriot Act (as well as loose interpretation of the 4th amendment as far as what “privacy” means), the NSA is able to monitor the phones and electronic communications of citizens. In big news, the government previously collected 3 months worth of data from Verizon Wireless with the names, dates, and phone calls of every Verizon customer during that time period, regardless of any suspicion of wrongdoing. The NSA continues their surveillance of citizens despite having been unable to predict any recent attacks on US citizens. This full extent of this injustice has just become clear under the Obama Administration thanks to the tireless work or whistle blowers like Edward Snowden.