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Published On: Fri, Jul 26th, 2013

Michele Bachmann misrepresents NSA surveillance, targeting critics and their ‘false narrative’

Michele Bachmann spoke before the House of Representatives just prior to the vote on defunding the NSA surveillance program.

Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann Image/Video Screen Shot

Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann
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Bachmann misrepresents to data being gathered by the NSA, which has become more and more public since Edward Snowden came forward.

Facebook, Google, Verizon and other sources have confirmed that emails, phone calls and records are all being gathered by the NSA and will be (or already are being) stored at the Utah data center.

Justin Amash authored the bill which would defund the widespread program, requiring a warrant to perform the monitoring.

The vote failed by only 7 votes. Full details here

“We need to deal in facts, and the facts are real, and the facts are these:  The only people who have benefitted from the revelation of classified information by someone who worked for this government, who intentionally and unauthorized declassified some of the most sensitive national security information that we have, the only result is that those who are engaged in Islamic jihad will have been benefitted.  And those that we seek to protect have not.  Consider this:  There is more information contained in the phone book that sits at home on your kitchen counter about each one of us than the information that is in the national security database that we’re talking about today.”

“Your name, your address is in the phone book.  Your name, your address is not in this national security database.  No other nation in the world has the advantage that the United States of America has on national security.  No other nation!  And we, by this amendment today, would agree to handcuff ourselves and our allies by restricting ourselves?  Let it not be.  Let us not deal in false narratives. Let us deal in facts that will keep the American people safe. When you look at an envelope, when a letter is put in the mail, is there a privacy right as to what’s been written on that envelope? No, there isn’t. Where there is a privacy right is what’s contained inside that envelope. That’s a Fourth Amendment right. Is there a Fourth Amendment right to the record that you called someone on a certain day? No, there isn’t. That’s a record. But there is a Fourth Amendment right to what’s in that phone call.”

 

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  1. Dispatch Radio: July 27, 2013 – Bob Parks talks news and politics, Dr Jennifer Cope on brain eating amoeba, ‘The Wolerine’ review and Patel Conservatory update - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Bachmann explains her vote and discusses what data is stored, possibly in the Utah Data […]

  2. Wayne Brown says:

    I liked some of the things Bachmann had to say during the last Presidential election. However, with her support of the NSA she’s guaranteed that she’ll never get my vote in any future election.

  3. MtVernonCannabisFarms... says:

    our names and addresses don’t need to be in the database , it would be a waste of space .
    the database contains a UID , which is used to index ALL government data on everyone .
    the government doesn’t even need to use the reverse phone look up service the FBI used to subscribe to for Carnivore

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