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Another reason to oppose USA FREEDOM
Even if the USA FREEDOM Act actually limited federal agencies ability to violate our constitutional rights the bill still would likely not protect us from unconstitutional surveillance. This is because federal agencies are likely to disregard any [...]
Justin Amash: USA FREEDOM Act a step in the wrong direction
Here and below is Justin Amash's official statement explaining why he voted against the USA FREEDOM Act. Thanks to a generous donor who has agreed to match all contributions, Campaign for Liberty is extending the Stop the Surveillance State [...]
Are Furbies a threat to national secuirty?
The NSA once thought so..... In 1999, the National Security Agency banned the popular stuffed animal toy "Furbies" from its headquarters. The reason? Furbies contained a commuter chip that allows them to record conversations of people in the [...]
What did the USA FREEDOM Act Mark-Up have in common with WrestleMania?
The outcome of both was "pre-determined"..... Last Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee marked up the "USA Freedom Act," the phony PATRIOT Act Reform bill. While Campaign for Liberty did oppose the bill, we supported two amendments, one [...]
USA "Freedom" Act's non-reform
Writing at Just Security, Patrick Eddington of the CATO Institute explains why opponents of unconstitutional government surveillance should not support the USA Freedom Act and instead support the Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466). Read the [...]
USA FREEDOM Act: One Step Forward?
Some privacy advocates are promoting the compromised USA FREEDOM Act as a step in the right direction. But it seems more like the 80's country song by the Desert Rose Band when they sang, One step forward and two steps back Nobody gets too [...]
Thank you Thomas Massie and Justin Amash
For being the only Republican Representatives to vote against the Rule for USA FREEDOM Act. For an explanation for why this is a big deal see here. Remember,thanks to a generous matching grant, Campaign for Liberty is extending the Stop the [...]
Congress knows little about NSA, extends its powers anyway
The House of Representatives just passed the USA FREEDOM Act, which extends three sunseting provisions of the PATRIOT Act, including Section 215, the section that the NSA relied on to justify its bulk data collection. The House renewed this [...]
Campaign for Liberty Supports Poe-Lofgren Amendment to USA Freedom Act
Yesterday, Campaign for Liberty signed a coalition letter to Congressional Leadership in support of the Poe-Lofgren Amendment to the USA Freedom Act. The amendment would prohibit the government from collecting the communications of US persons [...]
USA Freedom Act: New and (Not) Improved
Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will markup a new version of the USA Freedom Act. Sadly, like last year's version, the new (and not improved) USA Freedom Act will do little or nothing to protect our freedom. If Congress was serious [...]