August 26th, 2010

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In line with sandwichwarrior's recent post, drive-by scans aren't the only thing to worry about.

The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.

So, all of you who claim that the innocent have nothing to hide, why don't you call up the gov't and volunteer to have GPS devices added to your car, just in case? It would certainly save them the hassle of doing it in the future without your knowledge.
Wanna bettaworld

Natural rights?

I have heard Libertarians say things like
"You have no right to impose a smoking ban on other people", or "You have no right to belong to a trade union".

Strange, because the UK Government has banned people from smoking in public, and also allows me the right to join a Trade Union.

The Libertarian will persist, though.
" you have to coerce people to give you things like education, public transport, Union membership. They are not naturally yours, so they are not a natural right."Collapse )