Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Section 702

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger's gone away
But I can still the fire's still alight
There burning into the night

Ron Paul reinforces observations previously made by Judge Nap that the NSA is conducting mass surveillance on all Americans. He highlights Section 702 of the FISA Act. Passed in 2008 as an amendment to the original 1978 bill, Section 702 gave the green light to the federal government to spy on all Americans through massive digital data collection programs.

As the story unfolds about 'wiretapping' of Donald Trump and his associates, Paul wishes that the president would see this as a teachable moment. As we learn that all of us are vulnerable to government abuse of power, Trump could stand up for liberty and work to take down FISA, Patriot Act, and other unconstitutional intrusions on privacy.

Section 702 is set to expire this December. Perhaps current events will open our eyes to the law's unjust nature and drive its repeal.

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