“The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by only a narrow margin last Wednesday, sending a clear signal to the Obama administration that congressional anger about the extent of domestic surveillance is growing.”
Should the NSA be allowed to secretly collect phone data on people who aren’t under investigation? “YES,” establishment politicians say. Michigan Republican Justin Amash introduced legislation to defund only that portion of the NSA– was he at all successful?
The revelations of NSA bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans has caused intense debate among conservatives and patriots as well as liberals and progressives and divided politicians in new ways.
What do you think? Are more of our constitutional rights under assault or are these security programs keeping us sleeping safe at night?