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Effort To Shut Off The NSA's Water Supply Goes Bipartisan In California

by Eric Lach | January 6, 2014 | TPM
The National Security Agency nullifiers have gained a toehold.

A pair of California state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, have introduced legislation to prevent the state from helping NSA mass surveillance.

"The National Security Agency’s massive level of spying and indiscriminate collecting of phone and electronic data on all Americans, including more than 38 million Californians, is a direct threat to our liberty and freedom,” state Sen. Ted Lieu (D), who co-authored the bill with state Sen. Joel Anderson (R), said in a statement on Monday.

The measure would ban state agencies, officials, and corporations that provide services to the state from "supporting or assisting the federal government to spy or collect certain data on Californians," according to a press release.

“State-funded public resources should not be going toward aiding the NSA or any other federal agency from indiscriminate spying on its own citizens and gathering electronic or metadata that violates the Fourth Amendment,” Lieu said.

Based on model legislation developed by the California-based Tenth Amendment Center, the measure would also ban state and local criminal investigations from using electronic data the federal government obtained without a specific warrant.

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“The National Security

“The National Security Agency’s massive level of spying and indiscriminate collecting of phone and electronic data on all Americans, including more than 38 million Californians, is a direct threat to our liberty and freedom,” Lieu, D-Torrance, said after formally introducing Senate Bill 828 today, the first day of the 2014 session, along with Anderson, R-San Diego, joint-author.

Make the BEAST Dry Up and Blow Away. (The largest computer)

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish! I hope and pray for their success!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

States should start issuing criminal arrest warrants

and seeking extradition to their States for criminal indictments to those found to be participating in this Unconstitutional activity.

Ron Swanson

Hopefully this catches on and gains momentum.

It actually makes me a bit proud of my home state. It at least seems to be getting one thing right.

That all being said, after watching the video I posted on the link below, I'm fairly certain that the only way to deal with the NSA is to completely dismantle the entire machine. Like the Fed, there's no fixing it.

http://www.dailypaul.com/309540/proof-that-the-us-government...

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Me too & neat to see a San Diegan at work (@JoelAndersonCA)

Whatever the fate of SB 828, I am enjoying learning about @JoelAndersonCA, @tedlieu, and the Tenth Amendment Center (http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/). Go CA!

And I learned that the Tenth Amendment Center is CA-based. Need to learn more.

This is why Rand's class

This is why Rand's class action lawsuit is political genius.

The last republican to win California in a national presidential election was...Ronald Reagan.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Contract?

Can they enforce a contract that requires an illegal or unconstitutional activity?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

During Ron's interview

with him, they were looking into legal options. The interview was well worth watching. Whether they succeed or not, it is letting them know that there are those who will never sit down.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

What a fascinating

bill.

got banned on mark levins

got banned on mark levins facebook for posting shut the water off and supporting nullification, just reminds me Levin is nothing more then a federal establishment tory shill. levins supporters are the worst.

Ron Paul 2016

Facebook Accounts Getting terminated for saying something wrong?

Yea I know a couple of people who posted the wrong things on facebook and got their accounts terminated. Someone should start tracking these things and report on them as it shows that we are not making this stuff up.

:)

my congratulations... STARVE (dehydrate) THE BEAST!