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house Bill H.R. 3989

USA Liberty Act: Reforming & Reauthorizing the NSA’s Collection of Communications Under Section 702

Argument in favor

This bipartisan bill to reauthorize and reform the NSA’s collection of communications by non-U.S. persons outside the country for national security purposes while reforming the process to better protect Americans’ civil liberties.

Michael's Opinion
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10/27/2017
If you have nothing to hide, and you aren’t a shady, piece of crap Democrat, then you don’t have to worry, hell yeah vote yes. Maybe we can start getting information on the terrorist groups like BLM, KKK, and Antifa, and start throwing those losers in jail. ***updated*** You simpletons obviously can’t read, this is for non-US citizens morons, no wonder the democrats are losing, they are all illiterate and stupid. And the government can spy on me, I have no dirty laundry, I don’t support terrorists, I helped defend this country from them, so kindly remove your heads from your @$$es
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Scott's Opinion
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10/27/2017
While I dislike the fact that this spying is a necessary evil, and fear this current administration’s abuse, I have no doubt that some form of ‘spying on foreign communications’ bill will pass. I’d rather a bipartisan, somewhat revised bill with some controls then another blank-check Patriot Bill.
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Mark's Opinion
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10/27/2017
All for continuing this BUT we the people want the officials that misuse this power and authority to be held accountable..misuse of this power goes against our constitutional rights and has been abused..don’t change it just hold those accountable for misusing the power!
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Argument opposed

While it may have bipartisan support, this bill ultimately doesn’t do enough to protect Americans’ privacy through “incidental collection” or prevent their identity from being improperly unmasked by government officials.

IllWill's Opinion
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10/27/2017
I don’t think so. By the way, what an Orwellian name to give a bill that authorizes government spying. If the government continues to get court orders from the FISA court, the protections will mean nothing since that court is just a rubber stamp for the government. I still don’t believe that our 4th amendment rights are well protected by this bill.
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NoHedges's Opinion
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10/27/2017
The republican GOP has done nothing that I know of that would constitute this level of trust. Trust is earned, ladies & gentlemen, not an entitlement. ⚡️And hear this ABSOLUTELY NO CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS. 💥No monkeying around with the country’s most scared legal documents this risk of contamination is too great.
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Ticktock's Opinion
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10/27/2017
This program has been abused under previous Administrations. Under the Trump Administration it will be like knowingly allowing the fox into hen house.
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      house Committees
      Oversight, Management, and Accountability
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedOctober 6th, 2017
    If you have nothing to hide, and you aren’t a shady, piece of crap Democrat, then you don’t have to worry, hell yeah vote yes. Maybe we can start getting information on the terrorist groups like BLM, KKK, and Antifa, and start throwing those losers in jail. ***updated*** You simpletons obviously can’t read, this is for non-US citizens morons, no wonder the democrats are losing, they are all illiterate and stupid. And the government can spy on me, I have no dirty laundry, I don’t support terrorists, I helped defend this country from them, so kindly remove your heads from your @$$es
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    I don’t think so. By the way, what an Orwellian name to give a bill that authorizes government spying. If the government continues to get court orders from the FISA court, the protections will mean nothing since that court is just a rubber stamp for the government. I still don’t believe that our 4th amendment rights are well protected by this bill.
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    The republican GOP has done nothing that I know of that would constitute this level of trust. Trust is earned, ladies & gentlemen, not an entitlement. ⚡️And hear this ABSOLUTELY NO CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS. 💥No monkeying around with the country’s most scared legal documents this risk of contamination is too great.
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    This program has been abused under previous Administrations. Under the Trump Administration it will be like knowingly allowing the fox into hen house.
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    No! Absolutely not. Our current administration can't be trusted. Let's not give them the tools to legally spy on private citizens.
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    Any time I see “Liberty” or “American” or similar marketing in legislation, I believe that it likely is the most un-American or least liberating legislation. Commercialism in America has done so much damage to Americans, that they believe everything they here or see instantly, without actually taking the time to investigate what something really entails. We have lost our liberties, or more appropriately, have given them away to our politicians and corporations, by blindly accepting everything they say or do “on behalf of the American People”. Much of the modern legislation appears to be ultra-fascism, which sounds great with the ultra-Nationalism words placed delicately within the text, but ultimately are taking rights away from all of us and giving it to our “Smaller Government “ or Corporations. This bill may not provide the appropriate protections to American citizens with the way it is currently written. Too many loopholes, as others have pointed out.
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    It’s not OK to spy on anyone without cause and due process. That is fundamental to our core principles and is exactly what our Constitution and Bill of Rights were designed to protect us from, whether you are a US citizen or not.
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    I know the Supreme Court says FISA is a legal process but I totally disagree with the decision. I understand we need to be safe as a country. As a resident of Florida I do not believe in giving up traditional rights for safety. Without freedom there is no need for safety. The forefathers who framed the constitution must be turning in their graves. Please vote to disable FISA.
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    Typically, in Fascist regimes, Liberty isn’t yanked, lock, stock and barrel from the people. It is chipped away, bit by bit, incrementally, until it is too late to defend against. Interestingly it generally happens in the name of national security. Just a nibble here and a nibble there until what is left is not Liberty or freedom but subjugation to the Autocratic whims of the beloved leader.
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    I'm sick of my government peddling my privacy and freedoms away for the illusion of security.
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    The surveillance state is a danger to all citizens, especially now as we recognize how easily the executive branch can be corrupted and weaponized against the populace. Allow FISA to lapse, for the domestic safety of all Americans.
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    One step closer to a fascist state. Please vote no on this bill.
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    While I dislike the fact that this spying is a necessary evil, and fear this current administration’s abuse, I have no doubt that some form of ‘spying on foreign communications’ bill will pass. I’d rather a bipartisan, somewhat revised bill with some controls then another blank-check Patriot Bill.
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    This "reform" does nothing to prevent the spying on American citizens. It only, supposedly, makes criminal investigations need a warrant in most cases to access the already collected data. This is inexcusable and appalling. To willingly continue the illegal collection of data that violatws the 4th amendment is something that both Republican and Democrat admins have repeatedly done in the last several years. It is time to stand up for your oath and defend the constitution by voting NO on ANY unconstitutional collection of data.
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    A bill designed to trade liberty for security, a tale as old as the political nation we stand on. We are not a secure people if we are an enslaved people.
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    Bob Goodlatte. I feel your assault on my freedoms to be an act of treason. Please consider that your ideals are flawed, and your actions harmful.
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    Reauthorize not reform
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    I’m of mixed mind on this, but all the Nays saying the government is violating the privacy of its citizens should at least read the description of the bill. It only allows collection of non-citizens not in America.
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    All for continuing this BUT we the people want the officials that misuse this power and authority to be held accountable..misuse of this power goes against our constitutional rights and has been abused..don’t change it just hold those accountable for misusing the power!
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    With the continued reauthorization of these provisions, you might as well call it the "USA Police State Act of 20xx" and call it a day.
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