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Should the government be allowed to read your emails without a warrant?

  • Don't Worry About It

    You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. The white house is trying to stop terrorists not read through peoples private business. They honestly don't care. Just try to keep the words "Hey, how do you build a bomb?" out of your messages and you should be fine.

  • Don't Worry About It

    You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. The white house is trying to stop terrorists not read through peoples private business. They honestly don't care. Just try to keep the words "Hey, how do you build a bomb?" out of your messages and you should be fine.

  • Don't Worry About It

    You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. The white house is trying to stop terrorists not read through peoples private business. They honestly don't care. Just try to keep the words "Hey, how do you build a bomb?" out of your messages and you should be fine.

  • Don't Worry About It

    You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. The white house is trying to stop terrorists not read through peoples private business. They honestly don't care. Just try to keep the words "Hey, how do you build a bomb?" out of your messages and you should be fine.

  • The government should

    Some people do not want to government read their email,its because they have something to hide. And it would be more safe fro country and other country's too!!!. Lets say for example there is a terrorism and we can privet it by government checking our email, plus what can be so private that people do not know you and you never seen them would check them?

  • Pen and paper!!!

    Everyone knows that what you put on the internet can never be fully erased. The same with emails, your shouldn't write in your emails what you wouldn't want others to read. I think the government should be allowed to read them because it helps to stop terrorist attacks and those sorts of things.
    If people have such important things in emails that they don't want others to read why not go back to pen and paper. The government doesn't read them.

  • Terms of Service

    When one signs up for a free email account, they click "Accept" on the terms of service. These terms of service typically inform the user that their emails may and will be turned over to the government under specific circumstances, often without a warrant. You clicked accept, now live with the consequences.

  • It doesn't matter

    It doesn't matter that it doesn't hurt anyone. It's about freedom. If you allow the government to take away this freedom (freedom from unreasonable searches or seizures), who's to stop them from taking away your right to bear arms or the right to a fair trial? It doesn't help either. Interviews show that no major crimes or terrorist attacks have been prevented. People support the Patriot Act because they are uninformed about the government, like I was when I wrote "Don't Worry About It" (see top of YES). " If you are willing to give up freedom for protection, you will soon find yourself with neither"-Ben Franklin

  • It doesn't matter

    It doesn't matter that it doesn't hurt anyone. It's about freedom. If you allow the government to take away this freedom (freedom from unreasonable searches or seizures), who's to stop them from taking away your right to bear arms or the right to a fair trial? It doesn't help either. Interviews show that no major crimes or terrorist attacks have been prevented. People support the Patriot Act because they are uninformed about the government, like I was when I wrote "Don't Worry About It" (see top of YES). " If you are willing to give up freedom for protection, you will soon find yourself with neither"-Ben Franklin

  • It doesn't matter

    It doesn't matter that it doesn't hurt anyone. It's about freedom. If you allow the government to take away this freedom (freedom from unreasonable searches or seizures), who's to stop them from taking away your right to bear arms or the right to a fair trial? It doesn't help either. Interviews show that no major crimes or terrorist attacks have been prevented. People support the Patriot Act because they are uninformed about the government, like I was when I wrote "Don't Worry About It" (see top of YES). " If you are willing to give up freedom for protection, you will soon find yourself with neither"-Ben Franklin

  • No! It is a direct violation of the Constitution.

    The 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

  • The government should not be allowed to read your emails without a warrant.

    The searching of emails without a warrant by the government is a violation of our constitutional rights. Search and seizure is not permitted without just cause. The government shout not be permitted to do this even in the case of national security threats because it is a violation of our most basic rights.

  • No, absolutely not, the government shouldn't be allowed to read our emails.

    No, I don't think that the government should be allowed to read our emails without a warrant. Certainly if someone is a suspected terrorist or something else serious, then that's one thing. But the typical American? I don't think so. It just seems like an invasion of privacy to me.

  • The government should not be able to read your emails without a warrant.

    No, the government should not be able to read your emails with out a warrant. Reading the contents of our personal conversations without probable cause violates our rights. If law enforcement has a valid reason for wanting to see our emails, then they can secure a warrant from a judge with little difficulty. It's important to be extra vigilant regarding rights for digital texts like email since they are so easily violated.

  • Of course not!

    The basis of the 4th amendment of the Bill of Rights is that we are free from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that the government requires probable cause (reasonable suspicion) or a warrant in order to conduct a search. Searching mail without a warrant is the antithesis of this.

  • No, that would be an illegal search.

    There is a reasonable expectation of privacy when sending an email from your personal email account. Therefore, the government should not be permitted to read those emails unless they first show probable cause in front of a judge, and then obtain a warrant. If they read them without getting the warrant, it's an illegal search.


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