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To Collect or not to Collect. That IS the question all Placators won't address... and the ONLY question the 4th amendment imposes in plain language and DEMANDS submission to. It IS a violation to simply 'collect' on Americans. It is theft. Period.
"There is no spying on Americans. We don't have a domestic spying program." —President Barack Obama (8-6-13)
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