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August 30, 2016

The Surveillance State Repeal Act has 15 co-sponsors

Will your Rep join the 15 co-sponsoring the Surveillance State Repeal Act? Retweet

We’ve got 15 co-sponsors already. Election time might be a good opportunity to get more. Our hardwired message to Congress for this bill reads simply…

Co-sponsor the “Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466).”

You can copy or edit the following for your personal instructions to Congress…

It’s election time. Time to care more about what I want. And what I want is for you to join the 15 co-sponsors of this legislation. The Surveillance State Repeal Act…

— Repeals the PATRIOT Act

— Repeals much of the FISA Amendments Act

— Prohibits The State from requiring that surveillance “back-doors” be built into my electronic devices and software

— Mandates that the FISA courts utilize technologically competent “Special Masters”

— experts-30px who can challenge the veracity of government claims about the need for surveillance

This measures don’t gut intelligence gathering. They just make it look more Constitutional. The bill still…

— Ensures that any FISA surveillance of a US Person can only happen with a valid warrant based on probable cause. This was the original FISA standard from 1978 to 2001

— Retains the ability to surveil a specific natural person, based on a warrant, regardless of the type of communications being used

— Retains provisions dealing with the acquisition of intelligence about weapons of mass destruction from entities not composed primarily of U.S. Persons

You swore an oath to defend the Constitution. Show me you meant it. Co-sponsor this bill. I will be watching and talking about what you do on this issue.

–END OF SAMPLE LETTER–

Thank you for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer,

Jim Babka & Perry Willis

Downsize DC

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