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A Summary of Congressional Legislation to Revise the FISA Amendments Act

Are you looking for a summary and review of legislation before the Congress to revise the FISA Amendments Act, restoring 4th Amendment protections against warrantless search and seizure?

Well, here’s your summary: no such legislation exists.

Not one member of the House, not one member of the Senate has bothered to submit a single bill to the Congress to undo provisions of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a law that enabled arbitrary government search and seizure of you, your communications, and your property.

Not one legislator. Not one bill… even though a third independent source has confirmed just this month what we’ve been told for years: that the government has used its power to snoop on you, to snoop on your neighbors, to snoop on journalists, to snoop on whistleblowers, to listen in on American soldiers’ pillow talk with their spouses.

In case you were wondering, addressing this breach in American freedom is not on the president’s agenda either. And judging by the throngs of people who did not show up with me to remind Barack Obama of his duty to preserve, protect and defend constitutional liberties, the American public doesn’t really care either. It’s just you and me, pal… and hey, maybe not even you.

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