Clear lines.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 @ 7:03 pm | Politics

Party line vote, Republicans standing up for employers asking workers for their Facebook passwords.

I describe myself as a socialist libertarian, because I believe in defending people from public and private tyranny. Time and time again, Republicans stand up for private entities to secure as much of our personal domain as they can leverage.

That sure as hell isn’t liberty to me.

-hw

3 Responses to “Clear lines.”

  1. Jldmeyer Says:

    Once again, the constitution is only applicable to the rights I agree with!

  2. AJKamper Says:

    I’m a firm believer in the right to Internet privacy, and I think we need to rework our entire conception of what privacy is in the face of the new connected world. Indeed, I wrote a law school seminar paper on these and related issues.

    But I don’t see the Constitution coming into play much.

  3. Henry Whistler Says:

    No, that’s the loophole they try to point to, as if the Constitution, upon declaring all our inalienable rights, tossed us out there to enslave each other at will.

    The rights of individuals must be pitted against each other in the civil courts, and Republicans would have a deed of property ownership serve as grounds to own all who work on that property, even when that person is no longer on their property.

    It’s natural for those in power to seek more power, but so to is it for the people to fight for their own personal freedoms once they’ve finished work for the day. Naturally employees who are publicly embarrassing will always face repercussions, but in this particular case the employers are purposefully seeking to enter the employee’s personal world in order to find an incriminating act of not being a goddamn drone.