We did it!
. . . for now.
Earlier tonight, the Senate rejected cloture on the USA Freedom Act, which at the time of the vote still renewed key and controversial provisions of the so-called “Patriot” Act and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.
This is yet another blow to the security statists, who tried to get their extensions through without being dragged into a public debate over how much the “Patriot” Act has infringed on our liberties.
And this victory is only thanks to grassroots voices like yours!
But we’re not done yet.
The bill could still be brought back up at any time with an extension of these provisions.
So please keep contacting your senators at 202-224-3121 and urging them to oppose every vote on the USA Freedom Act unless any extensions of sections 215 and 206 of the “Patriot” Act and Section 6001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act are removed.
Campaign for Liberty has been leading the charge to rein in the national surveillance state, but it must be done without putting another stamp of approval on Constitution-shredding legislation such as the “Patriot” Act or the status quo.
Thank you for all you do in defense of liberty!
Tags: Rand Paul, Patriot Act, surveillance