Rand Paul’s Message For The “Facebook Generation”

By Steve Parkhurst

Senator Rand Paul is a one man machine right now, as so many of the issues before us right now are right up his alley. Paul has written a piece for PolicyMic titled The NSA is Spying on You — Here is How You Should Fight Back. It is a short, concise assessment of where we are and he offers a little advice throughout for the “Facebook generation,” but it is this message that the “Facebook generation” really needs to understand:

This assault on personal privacy affects the Facebook generation more than anyone else. Your generation is completely digitized and uploaded. Everything you do is traceable via phone, email and bank records. And it is you, more than anyone, who should be outraged by this astounding assault on your constitutional right to personal privacy.

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Senator Rand Paul Sums It Up

By Steve Parkhurst

US Senator Rand Paul has a terrific op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today. I want to suggest reading the entire op-ed, but in lieu of that, this is the quote that needs to be memorized and repeated:

Monitoring the records of as many as a billion phone calls, as some news reports have suggested, is no modest invasion of privacy. It is an extraordinary invasion of privacy. We fought a revolution over issues like generalized warrants, where soldiers would go from house to house, searching anything they liked. Our lives are now so digitized that the government going from computer to computer or phone to phone is the modern equivalent of the same type of tyranny that our Founders rebelled against.

Get that into the schools today!

Do yourself a favor and read the entire op-ed here.