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Today is the day we fight back (against NSA surveillance)

Posted by Charles II on February 11, 2014

February 11th was the day to call your congressman/Senator and tell them to stop NSA spying.

What we can do

Congress is considering two major bills.

The USA Freedom Act curtails NSA surveillance abuses.
The FISA Improvements Act attempts to legalize bulk data collection of phone records.

We need to tell Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act and amend it to make it even stronger.

See here.

So is February 12th. 13th. 14th. And so on.


2 Responses to “Today is the day we fight back (against NSA surveillance)”

  1. MarkH said

    What is the legislators Constitutional justification for “bulk data gathering”? I don’t recall anything like that in the Constitution or in past U.S. history.

    • Charles II said

      It’s basically a wartime justification, Mark. That’s why the original Patriot Act was so dangerous. We needed to define 911 not as a war but as international crime. Once the nation is at war, courts defer to the legislature on matters of security. And, since our legislature is so completely owned and operated by the so-called military-industrial complex, it does not take the actions necessary to stop what amounts to a coup against the Constitution by the Pentagon.

      All these well-meaning people without a clue as to why the protections of the Bill of Rights are necessary–even in wartime– to keep well-meaning people from spiraling out of control. The road to Hell, as the saying goes, is paved with good intentions.

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