If the university is instituted by the state, and funded by the state, it is the state. If that were not so, then we would have no rights at all. Every aspect of government that we deal with--every agency--is instituted and funded by the state.
Take the state police, as a gross example. Under the theory you propose, even though the police were instituted by and funded by the government, they would not "actually be a part of the government" and so would not have to respect your rights.
"Liberal," to many conservatives, is like in meaning to "Pandora's box": the cause of all the world's problems. Whether it's taxes, regulation, or a violation of rights, it is the fault of liberals; because conservatives cannot do wrong.
So, according to Verizon, the majority of users won't even come close to using "unlimited"* data. So they've just argued that unlimited data plans will not cause network overload.
It's not a matter of whether they will or won't use unlimited or too much data. It's a pure marketing scheme, which starts with Verizon selling you X data for $50/month.
Next year, they'll come out with a 2X plan. Now, you never used X in the first place, mostly because the link speed is too snail-like for you to use all your limit. But you'd like to get a faster link and the only way to do that is to buy the 2X plan--which is $66/month.
And the year after that, 3X, for $87/month; and the then the year after that, 4X for $115/month. Notice that you're still using the same data, but over a three year period, your monthly outlay has increased by 130%...a 33% increase every year.
There's nothing more precious to a company like Verizon than being able to jack up your monthly payments by 33% a year. But the marketers don't know how to do that if the customers have unlimited plans; the company can't "double" unlimited. Imagine hearing this ad: "Verizon is giving you an even more unlimited plan..."
I think I've seen this story somewhere. Let's see, where there were many keys...hmmm....and one secret one...hmmm...
Oh, right, Lord of the Rings:
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie, One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. —The Lord of the Rings, Epigraph
And it worked out so well back then, too, those multiple keys...oops, I mean, rings.
The primary aim of the PreCheck program is to "reward" citizens for giving up their First and Fourth Amendment Rights. This guy's thing might be explosives and murder but, hey, he gave up his Rights. A contract is a contract.
This is nothing but censorship piled on censorship. The whole investigation was to discourage publication of things the government didn't like. Now they're censoring that the investigation ever occurred
The next stage is going back and burning all those inconvenient books and newspapers.
"...by virtue of the following exemptions..." There is nothing virtuous about these. The proper word would be tortuous.
* No lips, so as to not leak secrets. * Spies on everyone, even Ken. * Has a form letter to be given to deny all FOIA requests. * Has a Constitution carpet to wipe her feet on. * Has a heap of documents, all fully redacted. * Package includes a cardboard cutout Senator doll in boot-licking position. * Package contains a folding cardboard zettabyte data center. * Package contains a folding cardboard work center with neon blue lighting. * Automatically takes over every wireless device in your house. * Trains your child to be a citizen "helper". * Reports all findings to the real NSA.
All this intense resistance can only mean one thing: The capabilities of the Stingray are far beyond what has been hinted and will create a firestorm if exposed.
The capability most likely being concealed is that Stingray permits recording of all voice calls, without a warrant.
Possible other capabilities: Take over any phone, turn on any phone microphone, download software onto any phone, more?
Make up your own. The point is: they are concealing something that will raise alarms with everyone. There's no other reasonable explanation for this fight-to-the-death protection of the secrets of Stingray.