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Why is this stuff even debated?

Report: Domestic surveillance program relied on flawed analysis

It used to be that a semi-literate high school kid could tell you certain “inalienable rights” enjoyed by Americans included privacy alongside things like freedom of speech and right to a speedy and fair trial (both also dead). This kid might even know that “inalienable” means “incapable of being surrendered or transferred” – but at the least he’d know these were things we were promised as a function of our national identity. Why then does CNN report on the destruction of privacy as, “The highly controversial no-warrant surveillance program”??? Shouldn’t “highly controversial” be simply stated as illegal? Why the euphemisms? What a sad joke.

It’s no wonder that a high school kid today would know nothing of his rights as an American.

Jerks. The kid too.