New Legislation Has Been Introduced To Limit Government Spying, And Protect Our Constitutional Rights
Article from Rare by Autumn Price.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oreg.) have introduced a bill that would severely limit the United States’ intelligence community’s ability to spy on American citizens and foreign allies.
A portion of current spying law opposed by Paul and Wyden is set to expire on December 31st if it does not receive Congressional renewal.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows the United States government to intercept and store digital communications from foreign subjects. The act also allows the government to eavesdrop on American citizens and their communications with foreign citizens without a warrant.
“Congress must not continue to allow our constitutional standard of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ to be twisted into ‘If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear,’” Paul said. “The American people deserve better from their own government than to have their Internet activity swept up in warrantless, unlimited searches that ignore the Fourth Amendment.”
Introduced the USA Rights Act today with @RandPaul and bipartisan coalition that knows liberty and security aren’t mutually exclusive. pic.twitter.com/gQoGHEAyD0
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) October 24, 2017
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