While we want to stop terrorism, it must not be at the cost of the liberty and freedom of everyday citizens who have done nothing wrong. Otherwise the terrorists win.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment rights to privacy and due process through their extensive data collection program which records the private information of hundreds of thousands of everyday American citizens, innocent of any crimes, without a warrant.
Senator Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and I have authored a bipartisan bill, Senate Bill 828 – “A Citizens Protection Act.” This bill would use the Tenth Amendment – state’s rights – to enforce the Fourth Amendment, and would protect our guaranteed right to privacy from data mining in the name of national security.
SB 828 would protect the constitutional rights of 38 million Californians by forbidding state agencies or their employees from turning over any information to the NSA, such as DMV records, Covered California medical records, and voting records.
If you want California to prevent the NSA from collecting data on law abiding citizens without a warrant, please send your letters of support to email@example.com.