Loss of Privacy

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“According to a statement released by Public Citizen, a non-profit advocacy group, Zazzle, the company that manufactured LibertyManiacs’ politically charged T-shirts, hats, and bumper stickers, received a cease and desist letter on March 14, 2011 for all items using the name and logo of the NSA and Homeland Security.”

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Laurence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard University.

Tribe Legis Memo on SOPA 12-6-11 1

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The city council of Gould, Arkansas has violated one of the most basic tenets of the Constitution by banning all gatherings and groups from assembling and discussing anything to do with the city unless authorities give them permission.

“The truth is the city of Gould doesn’t have the authority to tell anyone that they have no right to petition them, no right to speak and no right to exist in their city,”

But that’s just what the ordinances do – disbanding a citizens group, forbidding the Mayor from meeting with people and stopping any groups from forming if members discuss the city without council approval.

When the city attorney tried to point out that the ban was illegal, the city council tried to get him fired.

If taken to court, which it probably will, the ordinance will be overturned. The problem is that people believe they can just make up laws and ordinances because they don’t agree with someone else. It’s childish behavior that should have been left behind in kindergarten.

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The fact that the man from the FBI doesn’t understand why this woman wants to film her interaction or why she doesn’t want to answer any questions. Throughout the video the FBI alludes to the fact that they think this woman or someone she knows might destroy property and/or hurt people.

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Think people won’t sign the petition? Watch and see.

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