Yesterday, during a hearing in the Imperial Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Dianne Feinsten went to bat for the NSA – defending their wildly unconstitutional spying program as “lawful, effective and constitutional”
This is in light of the fact that the NSA intends to collect all U.S. telephone records and put them in a searchable “lock box” in the interest of “national security.” That’s how PCWorld reported on what General Keith Alexander, the NSA’s director, told U.S. senators.
“There is no upper limit” on NSA telephone-records collection, Alexander said. “I believe it is in the nation’s best interest to put all the phone records into a lock box that we can search when the nation needs to do it.”
Fact: The 4th Amendment doesn’t authorize this kind of mass intrusion into your privacy, no matter what these people happen to say.
Fact: They’ll continue to do this – and much more – unless they’re resisted.
As Rosa Parks said, “The only tired I was…was tired of giving in.”
With the state-level 4th Amendment Protection Act, you absolutely can push back. We’ve already received commitments from legislators in 3 states to introduce the bill. Please get active today to help push that number much higher!
— Nullify NSA (@NullifyNSA) September 27, 2013
TAKE ACTIONTake these steps today to help stop NSA spying in your state
1. Get the model 4th Amendment Protection Act for your state (pdf):
2. Contact your STATE representative/assemblyperson AND State Senator. Strongly, but respectfully, encourage them to introduce the act for your state. A phone call is much more powerful than an email. Or do both. Contact info HERE.
3. Join the coalition. Are you part of a grassroots group? Encourage your group's leadership to sign on in support of the coalition here: http://offnow.org/coalition
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