by Chuck Norris, AmmoLand:
Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that agents for the Internal Revenue Service are bypassing warrants and sifting through the email and other electronic communications of American citizens.
Those documents disclosed that “agents were told they didn’t need a warrant to root through emails, texts or Facebook pages of people (the IRS) is investigating,” according to Fox News.
Despite the fact that IRS email surveillance is a clear affront to privacy and civil liberties, last week, the IRS categorically stated that it has done nothing wrong. The agency denies countrywide accusations that it is violating the Fourth Amendment, which guards citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. According to a 2009 IRS employee handbook, the Fourth Amendment does not protect private emails because Internet users don’t “have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications.”
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