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Congress Just Passed Legislation Ramping Up Mass Surveillance to Super-Steroid Levels

Remember how Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to mass surveillance, and how the government promised to rein in spying on Americans?

Yeah, that never happened ?

Instead, Congress snuck a provision into the Intelligence Authorization Act which will ramp up spying on us normal, average, innocent Americans.

Congressman Justin Amash explains:

When I learned that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 was being rushed to the floor for a vote?with little debate and only a voice vote expected (i.e., simply declared ?passed? with almost nobody in the room)?I asked my legislative staff to quickly review the bill for unusual language. What they discovered is one of the most egregious sections of law I?ve encountered during my time as a representative: It grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American.

On Wednesday afternoon…

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