SPRINGFIELD, Virginia - Today, Campaign for Liberty came out strongly against the inaptly named “USA Freedom Act” and endorsed the Surveillance State Repeal Act.
The USA Freedom Act, sponsored by Rep. Sensenbrenner, would extend and amend three controversial surveillance provisions; Sections 206 and 215 of the Patriot Act and Section 6001 of the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. The amendments will not, however, prevent warrantless and widespread surveillance of Americans and continue to allow the NSA to violate the 4th Amendment rights of innocent Americans.
Campaign for Liberty strongly believes the only way to eliminate unconstitutional mass surveillance of innocent Americans is to fully repeal both the Patriot Act and the 2008 FISA Amendments Act, which is why Campaign for Liberty supports H.R. 1466, the Surveillance State Repeal Act to do exactly that.
"Proponents of civil liberties should not be fooled by the cosmetic, limited reforms of the USA Freedom Act," said Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul.
“This legislation, negotiated by Congressional leadership determined to perpetuate the surveillance state, would not prevent innocent Americans from being spied on by their own government. Americans were rightly outraged at the revelations of Edward Snowden and its time Congress listen to the American people and end these outrageous programs that do nothing to enhance our national security.
“I, along with Campaign for Liberty, encourage all Americans who value privacy and civil liberties to contact their representatives and urge them to reject the USA Freedom Act and support the Surveillance State Repeal Act.”
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