The Surveillance State Repeal Act is a huge step in the right direction of freedom.
In the nationwide panic after the September 11th attacks, the US government introduced the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act. Most people know it as the USA Patriot Act. While this bill may have brought comfort to paranoid suburban families that were convinced that squads of terrorists were lurking around their neighborhood, it also paved a paper path for a new era of mass surveillance.
Controversy has long surrounded the Patriot Act and the unconstitutional authority it grants the government. Luckily, the people aren’t alone in recognizing this. State Representatives Thomas Massie (R-Ky) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) have proposed a new bill that not only completely repeals the Patriot Act, but the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, the destruction of data collected through these surveillance programs, and more.