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Rep. Massie says successful NSA amendment caught establishment off-guard

The House of Representatives voted 293-123 late Thursday to prohibit the NSA from foisting surveillance-facilitating product redesigns on tech companies and to require a warrant for access to American Internet records collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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“It was to our benefit that it moved quickly without a lot of advance notice, because [opponents] didn’t have time to mount a disinformation campaign,” Massie says. “We had just enough time to rally the outside groups and constituents, and they lacked just enough time to counteract that.”

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See who led the charge against it

One of the most despised Democrats on the planet, Debbie Wasserman.

The new d-bag Majority Leader, exactly like the old d-bag Majority Leader.

Everything the neo-cons and neo-libs touch turns to shit. The tide is turning towards freedom.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Next they will pass another stearnly

worded law stating it is illegal to violate the first two laws.

Cantor was canned for brown nosin' the NSA.

More in Congress should be arrested, tar and feathered or executed for treason.

Free includes debt-free!

So the U.S. Constitution is all gone?

What happened to the supreme law of the land?

So... If nobody acknowledges a particular law then we just pass another law saying the same thing?

Why aren't the violators of the U.S. Constitution in jail?

What will cause anyone to notice this law if they are already willing to violate the Fourth Amendment?

Is this a way of establishing precedent regarding the relevance of the U.S. Constitution?

100% agreement. This is no

100% agreement. This is no more than a lame distraction from the ongoing criminality of the government. I do not see any victory here...

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

What planet are you on?

Thomas Massie would hardly create a distraction. And ya, it would be great to end the fed tomorrow and arrest all traitors in DC, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Anything going in the opposite direction of tyranny is a victory.

Not saying Massie is

Not saying Massie is purposefully creating a distraction. I am saying you must put the efforts and accomplishment here in prospective. They result in little more than a distraction.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Please pay attention to the last line in my above post.

The House just effectively passed legislation circumventing the U.S. Constitution.

Please extrapolate from there.

But then I guess this has been done for years to the second amendment, so why not the fourth?

Remember, it is far more difficult to amend the constitution than to pass a bill through congress.

What happens when legislation is quickly passed changing this law that the House just passed?

Do you really want our negative liberties to be that fluid?

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If I had to bet on it

Harry Reid never lets it see the light of day on the Senate floor anyway, or it will be a totally different bill by then, committeed, and altered to the point that it does absolutely nothing, or makes things even worse.

Remember, in congress, the rules are: There are no rules anymore as far as they are concerned.

Addendum: I agree with GALTSGULCH above, why not just enforce the original law? - The Fourth Amendment.

Ding, Harry Reid is the biggest threat to the Constiution

He is all party all the time. Damn the country, screw the Constitution. He is evil incarnate. I would really like the citizens of NV to throw him out, but they will not, sheeple all of them captured by a machine that the bosses of Tammany Hall would envy.