SB 828 – A Citizen’s Protection Act

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 protected]

3 Responses to "SB 828 – A Citizen’s Protection Act"

  1. Really?   August 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

    As if NSA will relinquish their power and stop because some paper says they need to.

    And Attorney General Hold’em will enforce that curtailment….

    And prosecute any violations…..

    Could you ever fathom the day would arrive when a city mayor actually believed he could regulate the size of a soda you purchase? When the White House is telling you what your kids must eat in school? When govt would collect data on citizens in the same country that used to church-lady wag its finger at other nations for having secret police who spied on their own citizens? That saying goodbye to someone at the gate in an airport or waiting for their arrrival at the gate would be considered verboten?

    When the IRS can be used as a cudgel because you don’t think the "Korrect" thoughts, …hmmm that is a problem.

    At times like these, it’s reassuring we have the 1997 Harvard Homecoming Dance Committee at the helm.

  2. Me Too   August 8, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Wait a second. Anyone can get anyone else’s data from the DMV today. Why wouldn’t the NSA be allowed to do that? It’s like a $10 fee for the report. And Voter information, you kidding me? I get email constantly from politicians in my "registered party" unsolicited all the time. So they have access to my info. And why would HIPAA allow the NSA to get that info? "This terrorist is sick. Let’s check his medical records to see if we should capture him now, or wait until he dies." Hey, because if HIPPA, I can barely get my own records without jumping through 10 major hoops. If the NSA figures it out, then I want some tips!

  3. Joemamma   August 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin


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