Ron Paul Denounces The New FISA Bill

June 25th, 2008 11:51 am  |  by  |  Published in Civil Liberties, Constitution, law, Liberty, Politics, Ron Paul  |  7 Responses

Ron Paul gave a regretful statement on the House floor regarding the recently passed warrant-less wiretapping, telecom immunity FISA bill. He was regretful that he wasn’t there to vote “No”.

Mr. Speaker, I regret that due to the unexpected last-minute appearance of this measure on the legislative calendar this week, a prior commitment has prevented me from voting on the FISA amendments. I have strongly opposed every previous FISA overhaul attempt and I certainly would have voted against this one as well.

The main reason I oppose this latest version is that it still clearly violates the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution by allowing the federal government to engage in the bulk collection of American citizens’ communications without a search warrant. That US citizens can have their private communication intercepted by the government without a search warrant is anti-American, deeply disturbing, and completely unacceptable.

Read his entire statement on FISA here.

Responses

  1. Ron Paul Denounces The New FISA Bill | Ron Paul War Room says:

    June 26th, 2008 at 2:32 am (#)

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  2. HorsesAss.Org » Blog Archive » Situational Constitutionalism says:

    June 26th, 2008 at 2:56 pm (#)

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  3. Delusive Libertarianism » Blog Archive » Ron Paul Missed FISA Amendments Bill Vote says:

    June 27th, 2008 at 1:23 am (#)

    [...] Liberty Maven blog falsely stated this Extended Remark was a floor speech, instead of a 4 days after the fact insertion. They also seem to have missed why Paul missed the vote because of his trip to Missoula, which is of course far more important that Paul actually doing what he says, and defending the Constitution in Congress. [...]

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  6. Glenn Greenwald: Who are the real “crazies” in our political culture? « Anthony Hennen says:

    May 19th, 2011 at 12:36 pm (#)

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  7. The World According to Ron Paul | The World Around You says:

    May 19th, 2011 at 9:22 pm (#)

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