In The Guardian today Senator Rand Paul writes that the NSA’s metadata collection program violates the constitutional rights of all Americans.

The Fourth Amendment states that warrants issued must be specific to a person, place or task and this provision of the Bill of Rights exists explicitly to guard against the notion of a general warrant, where government can plunder through anyone’s privacy at will.

The NSA’s metadata collection program is a general warrant for the modern age, reflecting the same kind of tyranny our nation’s founders fought a revolution to make sure would never happen again.

Read the full article here.

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