Police State Republicans
- As Rand Paul and Freedomworks takes on Comrade Obama and the rape of the Bill of Rights, the GOP "leadership" is silent as usual.
Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday officially filed his class-action lawsuit against the Obama regime over National Security Agency data collection. He was joined by two prominent tea party leaders to make the announcement - Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s former attorney general, who is serving as lead counsel for the case. Paul was also joined by Matt Kibbe, the president and CEO of the tea party-tied group FreedomWorks.
.TRANSLATION - The leaders of the so-called "small government" Republican Party have either gone into hiding (something they do very well) or they are standing tall as advocates for the 1984 Surveillance Police State.
Paul and his allies hope to take the case, which focuses on the NSA’s gathering of telephone metadata, to the Supreme Court.
“There’s a huge and growing swell of protest in this country of people who are outraged that their records are being taken without suspicion, without a judge’s warrant and without individualization,” Paul said at a news conference outside the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
“I’m not against the NSA, I’m not against spying, I’m not against looking at phone records,” Paul said. “I just want you to go to a judge, have an individual’s name and [get] a warrant. That’s what the Fourth Amendment says.”
The senator also argued that there’s “no evidence” that NSA surveillance of phone data has stopped terrorism, even as the agency’s proponents say it plays an important role in keeping the country safe.
“Any money donated through the petition page on http://www.constitutiondefensefund.com/ will be going towards the legal costs of this suit,” FreedomWorks spokeswoman Jacqueline Bodnar confirmed after the event in an email. “We expect this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court, so it’s going to be expensive.
”The suit challenges President Barack Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA Director Keith Alexander and FBI Director James Comey. It blasts “Defendants’ mass, suspicionless, non-particularized collection, storage, retention, and search of telephone metadata related to every domestic or international phone call made or received by Plaintiffs and class members.”
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