If such a program is started then it ought to be ruled unconstitutional in its first legal challenge because it violates the person’s 4th Amendment rights. If you want to monitor smartphones of people then get a warrant.
so they’re monitoring his?
This should be in r/irony as Trump is most in need of having his smartphone monitored
So we can’t keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill cause of 2A rights but we can violate a persons right to privacy if they are mentally ill?
One day he complains [falsely] Obama was wiretapping him.
Now he demands his phone be monitored.
Gees, fella, pick a side.
No need to consider it, just subscribe to his twitter.
Up next: “Trump administration officially reclassifies liberalism as a mental health problem”
Too bad most of those with mental health issues can’t receive the help they need. /r/onlyinamerica
And “mental health problems” will be conveniently redefined to include anyone that didn’t vote for him in 2016
Oh great, lets make unstable paranoid people more paranoid! That will calm them down \o/
Monitoring? Like some sort of monitoring they aren’t already doing? If they could monitor individuals smartphones any more than they already are, they would be doing it.
Sounds like something China would do to its citizens.
Cool, we can test it out on Trump.
As if they already aren’t doing this under guise of Patriot Act
We already do, it’s called social media.
So they’re going to monitor everyone?
If they are talking about it publicly it means they probably already are doing this and want to see the public reaction to finding out.
Do they get guns too or is that a nah?
Yeah…that’s a great idea! Soon to come, being progressive will be classified as a mental malady! Trump is full of fermented ****.
Fantastic idea if your goal is decrease the number of people with mental and emotional problems who voluntarily seek assistance for their problems.
**** anyone who tries to justify that, invading privacy is not going to change anything, the Patriot act was passed after 9/11, guess what, there are still school shootings, terror attacks (Boston bombing, NYC, etc.), etc. They have the tools but are still incompetent.
And we can put Space Force in charge of it, from their offices orbiting the moon.
If you are poor or disabled, you can get free cellphone service, and even a free smart phone. Yes, free. However, if you want a landline, you only get a discount.
The cynic in me believes that there is a reason for this, and it is not altruism. Smart phones are computers; they can be abused to spy on and track or hot-mic people, landlines cannot.
At this point, since data is the new oil, I wouldn’t be surprised if a company could afford to straight up *give* you a basic smartphone with basic services and make up for it all through tracking and data-mining. The reason you won’t see this happen, is “why make the customer pay once, when we can make them pay twice?” In other words, many services come with a subscription cost, but they also spam you with advertising and track you. I.e. double-dipping.
There is a suprisingly large segment of the US population that appears to have stopped reading the Constitution and Bill of Rights after the 2nd amendment. This includes members of the current administration, as evidenced by their attacks on things like birthright citizenship and due process.
Instead of political debates, I’d prefer to see candidates quizzed on Constitution and civics topics. We’re electing people (from both parties) with an inexcusable deficiency of knowledge on both.
Lemme guess they’re gonna define anyone who isn’t a Trump supporter as being mentally unstable.
Oh the hypocrisy…….
As if all of us aren’t already monitored.
That’d be a pretty sweet self-own by Der Gropenfuhrer
Fantastic. Trump’s smartphone will finally be officially monitored.
Yeah, because invasion of privacy is the ‘murican way. Edit to add: who decides who is mentally ill?
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