GOP Lawmakers Seek to Boost Privacy Rights Under Key Surveillance Program

December 6, 2017
OAN Newsroom

GOP lawmakers are looking to boost privacy protections under a key NSA surveillance program.

One America’s Kristian Rouz has the story.

  • Fred

    “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”
    James Madison
    Since 9/11 and our fine so-called “Patriot Act” our liberty has been under siege. We the People are losing.

    • tully bascomb

      The 1993 Clinton Crime bill was just as bad.

  • Donald York

    Gowdy and Gomert= Patriots.

  • KevinR.

    People who surrender Essential Liberty for Temporary Security, deserve neither Liberty nor Security““ Benjamin Franklin

  • KevinR.

    We already have privacy rights… or at least protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, and that all searches must be by warrant based on oath and affirmation, and probable cause.

    If the Supreme Court can rule there is a right to abortion based on privacy, how is it acceptable for the government to spy on citizens.

  • RMCS Ret.

    The NSA is a good example of government creep. It was initially established as a very secretive intelligence gatherer of foreign intelligence. We used to refer to is as ‘No Such Agency.” It had, and probably still has, a “black” budget. Meaning they are given a block of money with no direction or real accountability as to how it is spent. They were instrumental in the U2, SR-71 and other like projects. Sometime in the Bush/Obama years (or maybe before) they became involved in domestic surveillance. A good program gone bad.

  • scrumsey

    NO spying on Americans. End this corruption in the government.

  • Kiptron

    You mean the people that screwed up our economy and spy on us and helped the Democrats spy on trump are looking in to safe guarding our privacy! Just say-n

  • Sui-Juris

    We need more discussions among Congress like these. Congressional law makers working to mitigate the federal governments intrusion into the Peoples Constitutional protected privacy in the name of national security.

  • Farmerob

    Socialism at it’s finest.

  • nfcapitalist

    I’m good with surveillance of bureaucrats and politicians by Veritas… put those cameras they want to put on our men and women in blue on all of these Federal employees because it sure looks like there is where the clear and present danger exists for our constitutional republic.

  • KMA

    NO DATA COLLECTION of American citizens, foreigners only!

    Unmask only if indictment is imminent.
    How about the cia,fbi,nsa and the rest of the so called “intelligence community” actually do investigation instead of relying on technology.

    IMO when we give up liberties… terrorists win,like most Americans I DON’T LIKE TO LOSE!

    • rily

      We got a few of our own home grown terrorists. What about them?

      • KMA

        You’re right, that’s covered under “reasonable cause”.

      • Scott Snerd

        yeah….there are a LOT of muzzies in the usa already

        • Fred

          This is why the Founders included the 2nd Amendment. To protect our Nation.

  • Paul X

    Liars. Only a fool would trust these bastards. If our communications can be captured, they will be captured – no matter how much they claim they are protecting our privacy.

    • Joker

      Stay safe.

  • brad m

    Because of the protections the 4th A offers to citizens is precisely why our government, by extension of us the people, SHOULD NOT hand out citizenship like free candy to anyone without an extensive background investigation and those persons proving themselves!
    We have privacy protections in place because our founders understood that governments are corrupt and will overstep their boundaries.

    • RMCS Ret.

      I totally agree. I married a foreign national in 1968. She had to undergo several things: A chaplain’s interview, a physical to detect any communicable disease such as TB, and a background investigations by both the Taiwanese Government and American military investigators. Once all that was accomplished we had permission to marry. We had to go through another batch of bureaucratic junk to get her a green card. Then, to get citizenship, five years residency, a verbal exam (I was not permitted to attend), and a character witness were required. Times have changed.

  • survivor50

    “GOP lawmakers are looking to boost privacy protections under a key NSA surveillance program…”
    Democrats will hate that !!!

  • Charles Martel

    Extend the surveillance to US mosques, as done in Germany and France, and as President Trump has encouraged. Don’t kid yourself about their potential to radicalize.

    • JL Ziegler

      At the very least put survalence on what our kids can stumble upon while searching the internet. We need more restrictions imposed on websites, especially ones that allow radicalization ideals. Plus, many parents have no idea that their 5th grader is searching porn, or worse, being radicalized.

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  • Burrito Smith

    Every time you vote for more security- more safety, you vote for less liberty.

    • jenshadus

      I lived in Franco Spain. It was very safe. The problem was, there was no freedom of speech. People talked politics behind curtained windows the way people smoked weed back in the 70’s

      • Lupe

        Remember visiting there when the Guardia were still in power. Had to warn my troops about keeping their discussions neutral.
        Yup these kinds of discussions set me a bit on edge.

    • Libhunter

      Every President prior to Trump has stripped away our liberty, the 2nd Amendment is non negotiable! We all must all decide if any gun law is legal! Decision + Determination will set you free! God Bless America! The time to send every demoncrap back to hell is upon us, so think about where you stand & set your own boundaries! AMEN!

    • Roscoe

      What ever happened to personal responsibility?

      • KevinR.

        Don’t be racist and bigoted.

        • Roscoe

          LOL! They really do and that is so lame and so sad that some humans are really that stupid.

    • All American

      Same thing happens when you use social media

    • Scott Snerd

      too many ass holes just dont understand this