Don’t Collect Phone Records, Secure Our Border!‬‬

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cell phoneBy Mason Chandler

Somehow, political leaders in Washington, many of them in the Republican Party, think that our country will be safe if we sift through American’s phone records. This unconstitutional practice was started under the leadership of Republican President George W. Bush. Rand Paul said in a filibuster against the Patriot Act, “The bulk collection of all American’s phone records, all of the time, is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment.” The Fourth Amendment secures the individual right to privacy and prohibits the government from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant. Sadly, there are still those today who want to openly violate this fundamental freedom.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said, “I think we need to restore the metadata program, which was part of the Patriot Act.”

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said, “I don’t think there’s anything more important for Republicans in Congress to do than restore the NSA mass surveillance program.”

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said, “Americans have been largely kept safe for almost 14 years. A major contributor to this success has been the development and use of counterterrorism tools such as those authorized under FISA and the Patriot Act.”

It is ironic that politicians think our country will be kept safe by collecting phone records while illegal immigrants are crossing our border every day, and the government plans to let in 10,000 potential terrorists in a foolish refugee program. Imagine if instead of invading our privacy, our government simply secured our border, and ended insane refugee programs that could bring terrorists to U.S. soil.

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Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” The right to privacy is a fundamental right that must be fought for and protected. We must fight to keep our phones out of the hands of corrupt, power-hungry officials by binding them to the chains of the Fourth Amendment.

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Mason Chandler is a 14 year old who is associated with the Institute on the Constitution.

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