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Amash Vows Renewed Effort To Stop The NSA

August 19, 2013 by  

Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) vowed over the weekend to revive a legislative attempt to block the National Security Agency from collecting American phone and Internet data en masse following the narrow defeat of a similar effort last month.

“I’m hopeful that we’ll have another opportunity,” Amash said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It might not be exactly the same amendment.”

In the time since the first attempt to throttle the NSA was defeated, whistle-blower Edward Snowden has produced more leaks for journalists. His most recent, chronicled in a piece by The Washington Post, details thousands of instances in which the NSA overstepped and abused its authority in violation of American privacy.

Because of the new information, Amash said he believes that many of his colleagues in the House would change their vote to give the measure a better chance of passing.

“I’m hopeful that we’ll have a way to amend some kind of policy legislation in the future,” he said.

The Representative went on to say that a combination of new information and continued efforts by the Presidential Administration to disregard the privacy violations as a necessary evil in a post-9/11 America clearly indicate problems with the Nation’s surveillance apparatus.

“I’m hopeful that we’ll have a way to amend some kind of policy legislation in the future,” he said.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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