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House Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers

Wired - 09.12.12: The House on Wednesday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the George W. Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.

The FISA Amendments Act, (.pdf) which is expiring at year’s end, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted “to acquire foreign intelligence information.”

The government has also interpreted the law to mean that as long as the real target is al-Qaida, the government can wiretap purely domestic e-mails and phone calls without getting a warrant from a judge. That’s according to David Kris, a former top anti-terrorism attorney at the Justice Department.

The measure is sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and the Obama administration has called its passage a top intelligence priority. (.pdf) The bill generally requires the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court to rubber-stamp terror-related electronic surveillance requests that ensnare Americans’ communications.

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Contact a Judge

and get them to rule unconstitutional like what happened with NDAA.

If they are incumbent vote them out.

Except Justin Amash

All the rest have not only have broken their oath, they have stomped it in the dust.

Free includes debt-free!

YES!

With Constitution Party people and Libertarian Party people.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

This is just about ready to break out of the parties.

But it is state by state, district by district, legislative districts and county by country.

We have to move to maximize liberty locally and remove incumbents nationally.

Free includes debt-free!

Yes.

With The Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

FEEL THE "TSUNAMI," BABY!!!!!!!!

The "tea party" really "infiltrated" the LEFTIST, SOCIALIST, PROGRESSIVE, CONSTITUTION-SHREDDING, CHICKENHAWKING republican party, didn't they. Brand new day! GAME-CHANGIN! GONNA TAKE 'MERICA BACK!!!!!!

Kinda like the Liberty Movement "infiltrating"... right?

Good luck, guys. I'm pullin for you... but I've read the "Infiltrate the GOP" book now a thousands times and KNOW HOW IT ENDS!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Lamar Smiths constituents

Lamar Smiths constituents must be so proud...Way to uphold your oath dirt bag.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

111 Democrats and seven Republicans voting no.

The "Tea Party Caucus" has 61 members and 7 members vote "no"??? I want Obama to win for sure now. I DO NOT want republicans shutting up about tyranny and that's EXACTLY what will happen if Romney wins.

Wow

What a rediculous joke

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

TYou Read That Correct Mike

In total agreement..