Amash Vows Renewed Effort To Stop The NSA

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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

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Phillip Maine

    Remember they have been putting this info down a hole in CO sense 94

  • Robert Zraick

    There are lots of things wrong with government. We need to stop trying to fix them and just eliminate them. get rid of the criminals in government. Begin with the criminal organization called the NSA.

  • Linda

    Im for it. Hope this time it passes.