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Paul Krugman Understands the NSA, Why Don't You?
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Paul Krugman Understands the NSA, Why Don't You?

The scope of NSA spying is broader than anyone would have ever believed and the limits on the agency are more secretive and insubstantial than anyone could have ever feared. 

07/16/2013
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How the Surveillance State Threatens the ‘Law-Abiding’ Citizen

The startling realization that the NSA has been spying on American citizens is often met with the excuse “I have nothing to hide, why should I worry?” and is subsequently ignored.  There are many strong arguments as to why you should care: privacy should be valued for its own sake, large bureaucratic apparatuses have proven to be untrustworthy, and sweeping domestic surveillance invites ‘Big Brother’ into our society. The strongest argument though, is to point out that now or in the future you may indeed have something to hide and not even know it.

07/15/2013
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NSA Domestic Spying: A History of Abuse

Whistleblower Edward Snowden brought warrantless wiretapping to the forefront of national conversation by exposing the National Security Agency surveillance of the American people. While  many  Americans  are outraged at the NSA’s unconstitutional actions, few realize the extensive history of NSA’s spying policies. Since President Truman established the NSA in 1952, the agency has grown in both power and technological capabilities, enabling them to spy upon Americans without consent or probable cause.

07/10/2013
Limited Government Advocates Rally in South Carolina Demanding Senator Lindsey Graham’s Email Password
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Limited Government Advocates Rally in South Carolina Demanding Senator Lindsey Graham’s Email Password

At a press conference on June 13, 2013, FreedomWorks President & CEO Matt Kibbe addressed the growing list of civil liberties violations that have surfaced in recent weeks.

07/02/2013
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Big Brother’s Watching: The NSA's Misapplication of the Precautionary Principle

Benjamin Franklin once said "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Franklin was describing what is known as the ‘precautionary principle.’ This is a principle while good has been twisted by government in the name of safety.

07/01/2013
Letter in Support of the LIBERT-E Act
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Letter in Support of the LIBERT-E Act

Dear FreedomWorks member,

06/28/2013
The NSA began "collection of bulk internet metadata" in 2001
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The NSA began "collection of bulk internet metadata" in 2001

Tapping the News – Civil Liberties – June 28, 2013NSA tracked meta-data since 2001

06/28/2013
IRS Takes One From the NSA Playbook
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IRS Takes One From the NSA Playbook

The IRS has been the nation’s tax officer for more than a century, and tax collecting is what it has always done, until now. The IRS is being placed in charge of enforcing ObamaCare, the President’s signature legislative accomplishment. Now that the American people have had a chance to read the law, a majority still oppose it, and a near-majority would support defunding it. Another thing the American people have recently discovered is that the IRS has been systematically discriminating against Conservative and Tea Party non-profits. The IRS is an agency out of control.

06/27/2013
Shared Secrets - The NSA Knows More Than They Should
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Shared Secrets - The NSA Knows More Than They Should

Lovers of freedom know that a limited government is the only way to achieve it. Limiting our government in the modern age means also limiting how it uses our personal data.  If you want to keep a secret, don't tell anyone. The only way to be sure data is not used improperly is not to allow them to collect it.

06/21/2013
Why NSA’s “Metadata” Collection Should Disturb You
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Why NSA’s “Metadata” Collection Should Disturb You

There is much confusion about the NSA’s secret surveillance program Prism. It doesn’t record the content of all of our private phone and other digital communications. Rather, it stores so-called “metadata” about them for future reference, in perpetuity. By its own admission, the federal government is collecting massive amounts of ‘metadata’ on every single American. 

06/20/2013

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