If you tax a constitutionally guaranteed and protected right out of existence from all but the super-rich what is to stop the honorable defenders of the constitution from taxing your right to free speech in to oblivion as well?
Remember to protect the rights you like and enjoy you must be "the bigger man" and protect those rights which you do not like or enjoy.
As someone who provided surveillance evidence, from a retail store, and testified on the states behalf in a relatively high-profile attempted murder case where public and private surveillance was used to convict a minor child to life in prison, even if the state did what they say they do with license plate readers I'd still be against them. Max Wade was recently sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder, you can read a bunch about him on the web, he's easy to find. Check out, http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/01/31/lamborghini-thief-max-wade-may-be-linked-to-unsolved-tib uron-killing/ Also have a look at what municipalities in the San Francisco bay area, and California in general, are doing with license plate readers… https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/use-automated-license-plate-reade rs-expanding-northern Now consider that if the local thugs, er, uh, I mean police, were doing what they say they were doing with license plate readers how is it that "Mad" Max Wade was not caught driving Guy's stolen Lambo all over Northern California (stolen in 2011) before he tried to murder a girl's (he was trying to date her, and may not have even noticed she was in the SUV when he shot it up) date while dressed as a Biker-Ninja over a year later. The car either had its original plates, stolen ones, fake ones, or no plates on it while he drove it past hundreds of license plate readers for OVER A YEAR! The surveillance state is being built to convict We The People of crimes with evidence collected even before anything occurs, and not as "they", and believe me we all know who they are, say to prevent crime or stop it during commission. I may not have a realistic expectation of Privacy while I'm in public, however I do have an expectation of anonymity, and there is a big difference.
• As IF! THE NSA's budget has been BILLIONS of ever-increasingly worthless dollars and they have only been collecting land-line meta-data.
They got caught in the bathroom stall with the pooch bent over fucking that dog, with Clapper and Alexander holding the tail, waiting their turn, and you expect me to believe they are only collecting LANDLINE data?
What self-respecting terrorist would even speak aloud within ear(wiretap)shot of a landline?
How about this for the next big NSA/Pinocchio lie that we want you all to believe:
"The NSA's section 215 phone meta-data collection program was only collecting less than %30 of Americans calls, because the program was only used for FAX lines."
Why you ask, because everyone who hates the American police state has seen Eagle Eye, and already knows they can remotely bug you with your camera-phone and mic and vector in a predator with hellfire missiles and blow up the whole wedding party! So fellow jihadists only use land-line FAX machines to coordinate strikes against the Great Satan. My good friend and financial backer Dianne "you're gonn'a love the next whopper you read about in the paper" Feinstein has assured me they are only monitoring cellphones!
It was the single greatest intelligence victory since the cracking of the enigma machine, and we all have the NSA and all of the other shills in washington to thank for it!
Just imagine how many somewhat "conservative" dems and independent votors flocked to Barrry "Oathbreaker-In-Cheif" Obama when he listened to his handlers, and to double down on the stupidity, and chose S. Palin as a running mate.