An American Proposition to Repeal the Patriot Act is in the Works

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One of my favorite Congressmen, Thomas Massie (R-KY), recently appeared on the Glenn Beck radio program to discuss his efforts to repeal the Patriot Act. For years, this has been a bit of a controversial position for Republicans to take because they worried that they might seem weak on defense, or even appear to be a liberal who attacked President Bush at every opportunity. For many anti-Patriot Act Republicans, that’s just not the case – many of us are against the Patriot Act simply because it is an infringement on our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms… and those should be protected at almost any cost.

Yesterday, Glenn Beck and I talked about the Surveillance State Repeal Act (H.R. 1466), the bill I introduced with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) to repeal the ‪#‎PatriotAct. Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think in the comments below!

The Patriot Act contains many provisions that violate the Fourth Amendment and have led to a dramatic expansion of our domestic surveillance state. Our Founding Fathers fought and died to stop the kind of warrantless spying and searches that the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act authorize. It is long past time to repeal the Patriot Act and reassert the constitutional rights of all Americans.

We’re not giving up. People are fed up. They want their privacy back.

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Rep. Thomas Massie: Missile Strikes Against Syria are “An Act of War” & Only Congress Can Declare War, Not Obama

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The war drums are pounding and President Barack Obama is each day closer to taking  military action against the Syrian government.  There are major questions  about why the U.S. would become involved in Syria, and whether or not the claim  that the Assad regime used chemical weapons on citizens living in a Damascus  suburb are based in fact.  Administration officials say that military  action against Syria would be done “not to create a regime change,” but some  members of Congress aren’t buying it.

“If it’s not an effort to exact regime change then what is it?” asks  Republican Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie.  “Is it just retaliation?  Is  it bullying? Is it showing everybody in the world that we have missiles, and  we  can fire them into your country because we don’t like what we see?”

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