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Yay for Ron Widen

Yeah, mark this in your calendars if you think I'm only ever on one side of the fence:  I'm giving props to a Democrat Congressman.  Specifically, Sen. Ron Widen (D-OR).

Why?

Because he believes that police should have to get an order signed by a judge before they can use your cell phone or a GPS bug to track your whereabouts.  He believes it 'violates the Fourth Amendment right to be free from "unreasonable" searches'.

Now, I'm not entirely sure the Fourth Amendment is the proper authority to invoke here.  But I'm entirely in agreement that the police should not have the power to just randomly start tracking anyone they feel like, without any oversight.  We do not need to live in a surveillance society.

It's not about left vs. right.  It's about freedom vs. an overarching government that controls, and pries into, everything.

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