It’s Time To End Unlawful Data Gathering – We Have Just 140 Days To Do So
A few weeks ago, the article, “Steve Bannon: Trump Presidency is Over,” covered the end of the Trump presidency in regards to “what we fought for, and won,” which included, but is not limited to “draining the swamp that is Washington, DC,” securing the borders of this republic, ridding the citizens of Obamacare, and Making America Great Again through various policies.
One issue many American voters questioned was Donald Trump’s ability to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution for the united States of America.
Included in this task is the cessation of unlawful, unconstitutional spying and data collection on every citizen by the National Security Agency (NSA) under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.
Americans have been disappointed with President Trump for his support of this violation of the Fourth Amendment by this mechanism of government exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013.
Since Snowden exposed the spying and data gathering on Americans, the activity has not ceased despite what is being told to Congress and the American citizenry.
Trump, at one time, expressed disdain for the invasion on Americans by the NSA; yet, he supports making this surveillance power permanent.
But, there is a window of opportunity available to put an end to this unconstitutional unlawful spying and data gathering on American citizens under Section 702.
According to Reason.com, “the law will expire this year after it hits its five-year sunset. Lawmakers will soon be deliberating over whether to renew Section 702 for another five or maybe even make it permanent.”
The following video at Reason.com discusses why it is important to end this activity under Section 702.
In doing the research for this article and the subsequent details of the research being distributed to all county commissioners via email, one can be sure the mention of Masjid At-Taqwa, Al Maad Al Islami and Siraj Wahhaj in the body flagged that email for unlawful and unconstitutional collection by the NSA, as well as the “search” elements and websites used while conducting the research.
Since none of these “measures” initiated to provide “security and safety” to the American people has resulted in any prevention of terrorist attacks and these “measures” violated the Constitution, it is long past time for Section 702 to go the way of the dinosaur.
While government agency stooges like to tout the “importance” of this information to identify “possible terrorists,” there has not been one case where these agencies or proponents of this unlawful, unconstitutional measure stopped one attack.
One usually finds these tools appearing before the media to tout the evidence proving perpetrators of attacks were terrorists after the fact.
In the majority of cases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had interviewed or investigated the suspects clearing the individual(s).
So much for the lie of using data to apprehend terrorists.
It’s the same with the egregious TSA and their sexual assault pat-downs; but, that’s a story for another day.
Whether members of Congress heed citizen requests or not, Americans need to contact their Representatives and Senators as frequently as possible until the last day to request an end to Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.
Time to heat up those phone lines to let our elected officials know that it is time to cease unlawful, unconstitutional spying and data gathering on American citizens.
Article by Suzanne Hamner