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Statek November 4th, 2013 4:20pm

If you had to either submit your main computer hard drive as-is to the government to be completely checked for anything illegal (but then returned) or destroy it now without backing anything up, which would you choose?

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stefanie22 Cincinnati
11/04/13 5:03 pm

I have nothing to hide, but as a matter of principle, I'd destroy it rather than submit to such tyranny.

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
11/04/13 1:39 pm

Even though there's nothing on my hard drive worth looking at by anyone else, I'd rather destroy it than allow the government to look at it.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
11/04/13 1:35 pm

The only important thing on there is my photos, which are already on a thumb drive. I'd destroy it on principle.

commonman1 Peace
11/04/13 1:14 pm

I know it's hypothetical but I wouldn't give anything to the government. Except my money.

skinner Wisconsin
11/04/13 1:13 pm

Boycott, protest, sign petitions, write congressmen an all of the above protest to prevent this violation of the fourth amendment

Doopy Remedial Americanism
11/04/13 1:11 pm

I don't have anything illegal stored, but I'd prefer to download a vicious Trojan horse and place it in an otherwise empty folder labeled "child porn," just for kicks...

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MichaelTX254 Check User Website
11/04/13 1:09 pm

I'd destroy it because I don't want to go to prison for online piracy!

TeaPartier Dont Tread on Me
11/04/13 12:48 pm

Big brother is watching you.

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anarchy GET OFF MY LAWN
11/04/13 12:43 pm

I'd destroy it. Not because there's anything on there that could get me in trouble...it would be a purely "screw them" move. What I have on my HD is absolutely none of their business.

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icytoes the tepid north
11/04/13 12:38 pm

All my important stuff is backed up elsewhere - since you said MAIN computer hard drive, I'd destroy it on principal.

CTYankee!!! Connecticut
11/04/13 12:39 pm

Me too. I have nothing illegal on it but I'll be damned to turn it over.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/04/13 12:20 pm

Destroy it. Who knows what they will decide is illegal that I may not even know is there, and NONE of it is their business. Once they've had it, I don't want it back anyway. Everything I need to keep is backed up already, every Sunday early a.m.

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presrvd Phoenix
11/04/13 12:54 pm

That's my biggest worry. To my knowledge, there is nothing illegal on my PC, but if they really wanted to, the government can stretch any rule or loophole to fit their needs. If make a wind chime out if the platters.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
11/04/13 12:19 pm

There is nothing on there that is illegal, or irreplaceable. Large magnet followed by hammer it is.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/04/13 12:18 pm

They can always find something. I'd destroy it even if I'd just bought it.

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Redacted
11/04/13 12:14 pm

I have nothing to hide and I'd want all my pictures. But I'd prefer if they have a warrant/reasonable cause first.

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FallenRegime Unknown
11/04/13 10:00 am

I would destroy it out of spite.

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AngryAngel Oswego, IL
11/04/13 9:35 am

The music I download from YouTube is technically legal. I also have open office, also legal. So I'd be good. This is however unconstitutional.

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Torfin Never Behind
11/04/13 9:29 am

I would not submit willingly to such a 4th Amendment violation.

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Statek Im from the Internet
11/04/13 9:21 am

I'd have no choice but to destroy it if I wanted to walk away without any fines

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
11/04/13 9:28 am

I don't want to go to jail or be fined for the rest of my life, in the same boat as you.

Torfin Never Behind
11/04/13 9:32 am

The deal is that no matter how pristine your hard drive might be they could ALWAYS find something. Something a search function found that was not the intent of your search. Software you solid not want that installed that installed itself etc.