Congress Approves More Wiretaps Without Warrants

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According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an activist group that fights for civil rights, privacy and free Internet speech, Congress has approved more wiretapping on private citizens.

According to EFF:
"As 2012 came to a close, the Senate shamefully approved a five-year extension to the FISA Amendments Act, an unconsitutional law that openly allows for warrantless surveillance of Americans' overseas communications. Despite a powerful speech by Senator Ron Wyden explaining the privacy dangers and the lack of oversight in the extended law, the Senate rejected all the proposed amendments that would have brought a modicum of transparency and oversight to the government's activities."

Senator Jeff Merkley urges his colleagues to reject secret laws during the 2012 FISA Amendments Act debate, according to a release from the EFF.

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was recently on the Pierce Morgan show and another show on Fox News in 2012 describing how more laws are being passed in the United States that directly conflict with the country's coveted constitution. President Barack Obama has also been widely criticized for his drone attacks and secret FBI and CIA operations in the so-called war on terrorism.

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