A dynamic duo has teamed up in the House of Representatives to stand up and defend the Fourth Amendment. Thomas Massie and Tulsi Gabbard, who both have Libertarian leanings, have joined forces to introduce a bill to repeal the Patriot Act and revoke much of the FISA Amendments Act, and restore Americans’ privacy protections.
From the Foundation for Economic Education:
Their legislation would do the following (and more):
End mass telephone and email data collection with narrow exceptions
Protect federal national security whistleblowers like Edward Snowden
Ensure that FISA surveillance of Americans can only occur with a warrant based on probable cause
Require the Government Accountability Office to monitor federal intelligence agencies for compliance
The case for this legislation is rooted in privacy rights and the need to restore Fourth Amendment stipulations that protect Americans from being spied on by their government.
We need more members of Congress to stand up for the right’s of every American. Too much has happened that we have let slide in the same of security while the government strips away our Constitutional rights.
Call your members of Congress and urge them to sign on to this legislation and fast track it through committee to be voted on by the Congress.