A Section of the Patriot Act Authorizing METADATA Collection is Set to Expire on May 31, 2015.
Just stop doing it. Stop spying on us. Follow the proper path and obtain a search warrant if you want to gather information.
Section 215 of the Patriot Act is set to expire on May 31, 2015. This is the section of the law authorizing the government to collect domestic materials needed for terrorism investigations.
Let it expire.
Senator Mike Lee (Utah) recently wrote an article for National Review:
It’s Time to Put an End to the NSA’s Bulk Collection of Americans’ Metada
"The authors of our Bill of Rights included the Fourth Amendment because they knew that one of the best protections against tyranny is to limit the government’s power to search its citizens. Specifically, the Framers wanted to ensure that the federal government could not issue broad general warrants that would empower the executive branch to indiscriminately rummage through the private lives of American citizens — in other words, to spy on them. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the National Security Agency is doing today."
"In a perfect world we could trust that the federal government would not abuse this power. But we do not live in that world."
"In 2012, the director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, testified under oath before the United States Senate that the NSA was not collecting data on hundreds of millions of Americans. When it was later revealed that the NSA was doing just that, and had been for over a decade, Clapper admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee that his earlier testimony was "clearly erroneous.""
March 12, 2013 Testimony of James Clapper
Let It Expire
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