Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patriot Act is up for reauthorization,let's get rid of it

From Campaign For Liberty:

There's no security like prison walls.

And without your action today, I'm afraid that's exactly what will continue to be built all around us with the NSA's rampant domestic spying program.

Make no mistake. The NSA - with the Obama administration's full blessing - is collecting YOUR emails, your phone records, and your text messages.

They're collecting your Internet searches, your instant messages, online purchases, and Facebook posts.

The only good news is, if you and I can turn up enough pressure on Congress, I'm convinced we can take a huge step toward rolling back the surveillance state.

You see, Section 215 of the so-called "PATRIOT" Act is set to expire on June 15, 2015.

This is the section of federal law the surveillance-state apologists at the NSA, and their congressional allies in BOTH parties, use to justify the bulk collection of law-abiding American citizens' phone calls, emails, and Internet activity.

If you and I can stop reauthorization, I'm convinced we can bring the statists' domestic spying programs to a crashing halt.

That's why I'm counting on you to please sign your STOP THE SURVEILLANCE STATE petitions IMMEDIATELY.

STOP OBAMA's SURVEILLANCE STATE

As you'll see, these petitions insist your U.S. Representative and Senators vote "NO!" on any legislation reauthorizing the NSA's massive domestic surveillance program.

The truth is, I believe this is a fight for the very future of our Republic.

No government in the history of mankind – not even the Communist East German Stasi - has ever held the massive spying power our Federal Government holds over law-abiding U.S. citizens today . . .

And no government in world history that's ever sought this type of power has even been able to avoid the temptation for abuse.

Of course, I know the statists in Washington, D.C. say they're different. They just say, "trust us and everything will be ok."

But how can we, knowing our government has targeted political opponents, like Martin Luther King, routinely in the past?

How can we after the IRS – under this President - was caught red-handed targeting limited government organizations?

How can we after the U.S. Justice Department was illegally wiretapped reporters who dared criticize them?

How can we while watching members of BOTH parties drive our national debt to over $18.1 TRILLION and watching our President go around Congress, attempting to rule by decree, like a petty dictator?

I know the statists' excuse is "security." But regardless of what buzzword they use to defend their assaults on our freedoms, their enemy is ALWAYS the same.

It's our privacy. Our liberty. Our "greed" in wanting to keep some of the money we've rightfully earned.

Just since the lid was blown off our federal government's domestic surveillance programs in the summer of 2013, we've seen countless stories hit the press regarding NSA abuses, including:

***NSA employees spying on ex-lovers and spouses - a practice so common, the intelligence community has come up with their own jargon, i.e. "LOVEINT", to describe it;

***REFUSING to say whether or not it's spied on Members of Congress, which would effectively destroy any ability of our government's Legislative Branch to police this rogue agency;

***Effectively GUTTING attorney-client privilege by holding these confidential records.

In fact, one Bloomberg news report states that the NSA "deliberately ignored restrictions on their authority to spy on Americans multiple times in the past decade."

In fact, there are literally thousands of examples of abuse.

But this should be no surprise. Men aren't angels.
No,but then again neither are women. Neither are politicians and government bureaucrats.

What's made our country the greatest and freest nation in human history is that our Founders created a Constitution that limited the government's power, and, therefore, the damage evil men
and women can inflict.

But today, our Constitution's Fourth Amendment – which protects American citizens right to privacy from government – is under assault like never before.

With it, the protections you and I have against the actions of evil men
and women, holding the reins of our own government, are dropping like flies.

You and I must take a stand.

The good news is, opposition to government spying is higher today than any time over the past decade. Even the so-called "PATRIOT" Act's original author is now having second thoughts and public "concerns!"

That means you and I can STOP the reauthorization of Section 215 of the so-called "PATRIOT" Act, and stop the statists' all-out war on the Fourth Amendment.

But it's vital you sign your STOP THE SURVEILLANCE STATE petitions right away.

STOP OBAMA's SURVEILLANCE STATE

Time is running out. The surveillance state apologists are going to do whatever they can to reauthorize Section 215 quickly and, very likely, quietly.

That's why I've instructed Campaign for Liberty staff to pull out all the stops using mail, email, Internet ads, and even targeted radio and TV ads if I can raise the resources.

In fact, my hope is this program will rival even our efforts to pass Audit the Fed in scope and size!

But I can't do any of this without you.

So won't you please agree to your most generous gift of $30 right away?

I know that's a lot. If it's too much, please give $20 or at least $10 .

Like you, sometimes I feel like we're watching the police state nightmare from George Orwell's 1984 being built all around us.

So won't you please join me in shouting "DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!" before it's too late - before the idea of American liberty is nothing more than a distant memory?

Please sign your STOP THE SURVEILLANCE STATE petitions along with your most generous gift of $30 , $20 or at least $10 TODAY!

For Liberty,

Dr. Ron Paul
Chairman

P.S. Section 215 of the so-called "PATRIOT" Act - the section of law statists use to justify the collection of law-abiding American citizens' phone calls, emails, and Internet activity - is set to expire on June 15, 2015.

If you and I turn up enough heat on Congress to stop reauthorization, I'm convinced we can bring the statists' domestic spying programs to a crashing halt.

That's why I'm counting on you to please sign your STOP THE SURVEILLANCE STATE petitions along with your most generous contribution of $30 , $20 or at least $10 TODAY!

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