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senate Bill S. 139

Reforming & Reauthorizing Surveillance Under FISA Section 702 Through 2023

Argument in favor

This bill will reauthorize a critical tool used by intelligence agencies to thwart terror attacks along with implementing reforms aimed at protecting the personal information of law-abiding Americans.

operaman's Opinion
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03/13/2017
I'm very glad we have a fast DNA test. But what is the question underneath this test?
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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01/10/2018
I support the EXTENSION, of the FISA program, currently being considered before Congress. The program, if following the guidelines set forth, in the legislation, as long as it’s used only outside the USA 🇺🇸 AND not against US citizens.. Unfortunately, as we have seen recently, it can be illegally used against U.S. citizens. Title VII, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), “Procedures for Targeting Certain Persons Outside the United States Other Than United States Persons” (50 U.S.C. sec. 1881a) This authority allows only the targeting, for foreign intelligence purposes, of communications of foreign persons who are located abroad. The government may not target any U.S. person anywhere in the world under this authority, nor may it target a person outside of the U.S. if the purpose is to acquire information from a particular, known person inside the U.S. Under this authority, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court annually reviews “certifications” jointly submitted by the U.S. Attorney General and Director of National Intelligence. Contrary to some folks opinion, the FISA ACT is NOT to be used against USA citizens except when ILLEGALLY used for POLITICAL purposes as we’ve seen in recent years.
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Jerry's Opinion
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03/13/2017
I agree with Operaman: I'm very glad we have a fast DNA test. But what is the question underneath this test?
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Argument opposed

While this bill’s surveillance reforms aimed at protecting Americans’ personal information are appreciated, they don’t go far enough. If FISA Section 702 is reauthorized, it should be for less than six years.

Rick's Opinion
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01/10/2018
I do not want to expand any powers to collect data, texts, emails, or phone calls from American citizens unless probable cause that a crime is being committed can be shown, and any collection of any information must be obtained via an order by a federal judge to collect said information. This protection would not apply to non citizens suspected of committing any crime.
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Gary's Opinion
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01/11/2018
Absolutely no spying on US citizens with out legitimate probable cause and a court order.
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Lindsay's Opinion
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01/11/2018
Please clean up this bill. Separate what the issues are and then vote. 702 and rapid DNA seem like very different issues to be in the same bill.
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    I'm very glad we have a fast DNA test. But what is the question underneath this test?
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    I do not want to expand any powers to collect data, texts, emails, or phone calls from American citizens unless probable cause that a crime is being committed can be shown, and any collection of any information must be obtained via an order by a federal judge to collect said information. This protection would not apply to non citizens suspected of committing any crime.
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    Absolutely no spying on US citizens with out legitimate probable cause and a court order.
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    Please clean up this bill. Separate what the issues are and then vote. 702 and rapid DNA seem like very different issues to be in the same bill.
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    Do not pass this bill. Why would you combine two very different things (Rapid DNA testing and the massive surveillance of US citizens) into one? That's insidious by all accounts. While Rapid DNA testing sounds like a good idea, Section 702 has been used by our government agencies like the NSA & the FBI to illegally monitor US citizens without probable cause or a warrant and violate our 4th Amendment rights. Vote No to this bill and any attempts to expand the government’s warrantless surveillance powers. Please do your best to support amendments that end the backdoor search loophole and reinstate warrant protections for government surveillance programs. Thank you.
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    We are slowly becoming everything the Founders tried to avoid by writing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This burgeoning police state needs to STOP! Vote no! Giving up liberty in the name of safety or fear is a bad trade off!
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    I vote to stay away from any bill the Republicans are presenting because frankly with the present administrations shenanigans, I don’t trust them, period!!
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    No more secret surveillance court, no more spying on Americans, enough!
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    This breach in civil liberties should never have become law
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    This mixes two different unrelated topics in one bill. Crime scene DNA testing has absolutely no relation to eavesdropping on U.S. citizens conversations. While I think crime scene DNA testing is a solid idea, I can't support this bill with the addition of the extension of FISA 702 surveillance without closing the "backdoor search" loophole. Let it expire.
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    I support the EXTENSION, of the FISA program, currently being considered before Congress. The program, if following the guidelines set forth, in the legislation, as long as it’s used only outside the USA 🇺🇸 AND not against US citizens.. Unfortunately, as we have seen recently, it can be illegally used against U.S. citizens. Title VII, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), “Procedures for Targeting Certain Persons Outside the United States Other Than United States Persons” (50 U.S.C. sec. 1881a) This authority allows only the targeting, for foreign intelligence purposes, of communications of foreign persons who are located abroad. The government may not target any U.S. person anywhere in the world under this authority, nor may it target a person outside of the U.S. if the purpose is to acquire information from a particular, known person inside the U.S. Under this authority, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court annually reviews “certifications” jointly submitted by the U.S. Attorney General and Director of National Intelligence. Contrary to some folks opinion, the FISA ACT is NOT to be used against USA citizens except when ILLEGALLY used for POLITICAL purposes as we’ve seen in recent years.
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    Dump the thing, and start over - with the Constitution. Otherwise, violations of the Fourth Amendment will continue. No man has security, who has given up his liberty.
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    This bill needs to be cleaned up and more protections to prevent warrantless searches of American citizens
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    End all warrantless government surveillance, for it is unconstitutional for the government to deny us our privacy.
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    So once again, congress mixes two different, unrelated topics in one bill. Sure, Rapid DNA testing at crime scenes would eliminate the building backlog of processing, a great idea. Crime scene DNA testing has absolutely no relation to eavesdropping on U.S. citizens conversations. This spy tactic is a violation of the fifth amendment to our Constitution.
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    There should be NO FISA LAWS TO HAVE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TAKE AMERICANS PRIVACY AWAY. STAY THE "F" OUT OF OUR LIVES. "WE THE PEOPLE" WNAT FULL ACCESS TO OUR ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANTS LIVES, SO, WE CAN SEE YOU SCREWING UP YOUR OATH OF OFFICE ALL THE WHILE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A BETTER EXAMPLE. YEA RIGHT
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    Warrants, warrants, warrants. Real judges! Fourth Amendment. This is not, though recently it appears as so, Nazi Germany, North Korea, Soviet Russia! What could have gone through the minds of previous congresses to allow this. What kind of SCROTUS would condone this. Now they allow warrantless, Swat, middle of the night searches, and people are being killed for supporting their rights! Congress if you don’t stand for the Constitution, who will! Please DO NOT respond with the typical disrespectful form letter!
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    Please vote against 702 reauthorization unless the USA Rights Act amendment is passed. Thank you.
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    Add this their web site. All the republican that work on this cherry pick memo of opinions should be investigated and the memo.This is nothing more than an effort to help coverup and obstruct justices by Nunes, the lawyers and some republicans to discredit the CIA, DOJ and FBI. The question is what does Trump and the Russian have on the republicans and their party? It looks like we need to investigate the damning memo about trump now and the money that the NRA got from Russia to help Trumps get elected!
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    This bill is very dangerous if you mix it with the change of FCC regulations were the internet is back to tittle I. The government could easily use the information stored by the ISPs as part of the survey which increased the scope of the bill and is a violation of the 3rd, 5th, 9th and 14th amendments.
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