I did something today that I don’t do as often as I should: I called and wrote my elected officials.
Thank you for your service to our country and your home state – of which I am a resident and a registered voter. I’m writing today to express my concerns about a specific government activity that you support and are apparently in a position to affect in your role as Chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee.
The personal privacy invasions of our citizens and the assumptions of guilt by our government and elected officials has to stop. Clearly, it has already gone too far.
I oppose NSA telephone/e-mail surveillance without a warrant as it violates the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution, regardless of it’s “legality” under the myriad of Orwellian activities covered by the Patriot Act.
If you’re interested in protecting America – as you’ve been quoted as saying in defense of these activities – I encourage you to focus your efforts in first protecting the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans. However, you cannot support these freedoms AND the activities being carried out by the NSA as they are directly opposed. I ask you to reconsider your current stance on this issue and make your choice wisely.
If you continue to support such violations of my individual liberties, you will not have my vote going forward and I will actively support the strongest opposition candidate in an effort to prevent your re-election.