2016 PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER TAKES ON THE NSA
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Senator Rand Paul took to the floor of the U.S. Senate this week to protest the federal government’s domestic spy network – which was found unconstitutional by an appellate court earlier this month. Specifically, Paul is challenging the reauthorization of the so-called PATRIOT act – which has been used to justify the government’s mass collection and storage of private data without a warrant.
Obviously, such bulk collection and storage is a flagrant violation of the fourth amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
“There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer,” Paul said. “That time is now and I will not let the Patriot act, the most unpatriotic of acts go unchallenged.”
Good for him …
Paul’s challenge isn’t technically a filibuster, as Senate rules will force him to stand down within twenty-four hours whether he’s still going or not. But it is reminiscent of his 2013 filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – a bold pro-liberty stand which garnered him national attention and helped kickstart his 2016 presidential campaign.
Details of the National Security Agency (NSA)’s domestic spy network were repeatedly exposed in 2013 by former agency employee Edward Snowden – whose courageous leaks revealed the extent to which the “land of the free” was really nothing but an Orwellian dystopia.
Warmongering U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham – who is also seeking the GOP presidential nomination – is one of the program’s fiercest supporters. In fact many believe his entire presidential campaign is nothing but an effort to stalk Paul on this issue – and Paul’s less concrete views on foreign policy.
This website enthusiastically supports Paul’s efforts – and calls on all lawmakers to vote against reauthorizing this unconstitutional act.
“We believe government has a right to gather specific information in the event of a credible threat – which is why our court system expressly provides for the collection of such information on the basis of probable cause,” we wrote recently. “What government does not have the right to do is collect and store our private information en masse without a warrant.”
So … what should they do to keep us safe?
“Just follow the damn Constitution.”
Hacking and cyber attacks are ok though?
As they should be. Especially when aimed at g’ment systems.
Say what you will about hackers, but they are the reason we all know so much about Hillary’s crimes.
“Say what you will about hackers, but they are the reason we all know so much about Hillary’s crimes.”
You are rich, Eddy – a bit delusional and paranoid – but you make me chuckle time and again.
My concern is for your mental health once Hillary is elected POTUS. What will become of you then, Eddy?
A lot of “mass collection and storage of private data without a warrant” is done on most websites, isn’t it? I have seen it regurgitated on sites, private data/information.
Why is this an issue? Doesn’t the Patriot Act make us safer?
Yes. That purpose is also illegal under under rights to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution. It’s a small part of something invented by Microsoft called “push technology”. Microsoft built it into an old, old version of Internet Explorer as a payback and marketing tool for the “Mad Men” of the 1990’s. Now everyone’s browser has it and even when one tries to “secure” their computers and block it, this illegal search of who you are and where you have been can not be stopped.
The big telecomms/datacomms have been trying for years to make this practice “legal”. This effort is at the very heart of the fed FCC/CIA/NSA/Mean-Scream-Media Complexs’ efforts to change the laws, rules and ultimately the U.S. Constitution in favor of public/private spying by Gruberment And Media Corporations.
Thanks.Very well done.
Concise and richly informative.
There is one way to deal with this.
A class action suit, first in states then at the fed level.
“Mr. Tracker: If you are selling my browser information, I should get a piece of it. …”
…. And those pennies per click-through add up. If a computer operator is online two hours per day, it should be more than enough to pay the datacomm bills. (I spend ~$200 per month, home and office, for datacomm. I believe Comcast can afford to pay me for my private, privileged information … You?)
legal search of who you are and where you have been can not be stopped.
oooooh yes it can!
Paul’s 15 minutes will be up soon enough. Just like his father’s.
But it keeps going on and on and on …
A certain commenter must have figured out the true meaning of “Discovery”, as a legal term. Figures Bingham may have bitten off more than his supporters can chew, if FOIAs and such start flying. Figures he better lay low. Maybe he’s not so dumb after all. His BFF? He’s still dumb as a drawer full of doorknobs, but seems to have eased up on his attacks a bit.
Boz.Last thing we heard from that ‘certain commentator’ was that he apparently believes you are responsible for the ‘cyber attack’ he was experiencing and was trying to avoid this website.
Me , the ‘BFF’? Never heard of Bingham until he sued Will.
You threatening me Boz? I believe that too be a mistake. even as ‘dumb’ as you say I am.You might find I am not as forgiving as some of the others you have apparently stalked,libeled,slandered and terrorized in your evil pursuit of perfecting the fine are of personal destruction.
I hope that clears things up.
If you were watching the news (I know, I know – yes it was the dreaded MSM and yes I know it is all a hoax) but Rand Paul’s hair kept changing by the hour . . . started off rather tightly curled and subdued on top and then hour after hour the curls got looser and fluffier and became sort of a rat’s nest on top . . . . I did not pay that much attention to what he was saying but his hair was mesmerizing. And I have difficulty believing that The Base of the Republican Party will vote for someone with those locks . . . .
Hey, Paul has his hair and Obama has those monkey ears.It is the message that matters.
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