Hahahahaha, oh yes, this is what we need, a legislative proposal to reign in the NSA!
Just in, from the "Congressman with Guts" FB page:
Congressman Alan Grayson has filed a new bill designed to stop the National Security Agency (NSA) from collecting data from U.S. citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing.Alan is not the only Congressman to introduce legislation which attempts to control teh NSA behemoth:
His bill is called the "Big Brother Is Not Watching You" Act and it would force the president to implement all of the recommendations coming from his panel on the activities of the NSA. Rep. Grayson, D-Orlando, tells FOX 35 that it is a matter which all Americans should be concerned about.
"This is what it all comes down to: Are we going to live as men and women, as free autonomous beings, or are we cattle? I vote for human beings."
Grayson asserts that when the NSA collects data from all phone calls sent and received in the U.S., it is a violation of people's constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment, which limits unwarranted search and seizure.
"The Fourth Amendment requires particularity and probable cause whenever the government gets anybody's private information. That includes cellphone calls, websites you browse, your physical location and so on. In neither case is the NSA adhering to those rules."
These 12 Bills Are the NSA's Worst Nightmare | Mother JonesHowever he has been called the most effective Congresman of late am quite glad to see him on this.
Sep 23, 2013 - These pending bills seek to keep the NSA from sweeping up phone records en masse, take the rubber stamp away from the top-secret spy ...
That corporate Republicans and third way Democrats are in the process of promoting a budget that includes more austerity leaving the unemployed and the hungry without needed assistance because welfare really chaps my hindquarters, especially knowing that billions are being spent on NSA and other intelligence fail:
US will spend more than $52 billion on the nation's 16 spy agencies for the 2013 fiscal year, newspaper reportsAnother thing that galls me is this:
Look forward to reading Congressman Grayson's bill.
His actions like these are among the reason we continue to support him staying in Congress.
Please consider donating to his campaign for re-election.