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Talk a little more about the government snooping now there is new fallout the unveiling of widespread NSA surveillance programs has members of both political parties talking about civil liberties.
Senator Rand Paul is leading the outcry it's beginning to sound more like libertarian.
-- Republican or Democrat.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron live from Washington with more on this now -- -- has united people of all political -- hasn't.
On the democratic left and the Republican right conservatives and liberals.
In both parties acknowledging that they have maybe some more libertarian.
Sensibilities than some of the more establishment Republicans and Democrats are defending the government's.
Art collection of particularly private phone records.
The NSA's massive collection of phone records has pretty much turned to Tea Party conservatives and far left liberals to the same sort of opposition.
At at the Obama administration is undermining liberty the constitution and the bill of rights yesterday not conservative Kentucky senator Rand Paul the Tea Party favorite.
Was on FOX News Sunday he talked about it and earlier today we also -- spoke to former two time presidential candidate and noted liberal Dennis Kucinich was sort of the similarities in their.
Mutual -- points.
The Fourth Amendment says that you have to look at and you can ask for a warrant for up specific to a person place in the items.
This is a general warrant this is what we objected to.
What our founding fathers partly fought the revolution over is they did not want to generalize warrants -- you go from house to house was soldiers looking for things.
Or now from computer to computer phone -- phone without specifying who -- targeting.
We have an expectation of privacy you know someone was -- -- no legal.
Right to privacy.
But you know what yeah in a democracy you have an expectation of privacy that government I'll stay out of your bedroom -- government of steady your bank account your medical records.
Your your educational records.
Once the Patriot Act.
-- -- It's pierced.
That shield of protection.
And now you have both Republicans and Democrats alike saying that these types of programs have been valuable they help have helped thwart terrorist attacks and catch would be terrorists.
So the possibilities of changing it through legislation very much open.
But at this point the president and congressional leaders.
Saying that they are in favor of these types of programs continuing in the judicial branch the other three part of the -- third part of a three part checks and balances program.
Critics say they've been a rubber stamp all this time to -- All right so does this go to the courts with all of this new information out there I mean what are critics supposed to do.
Well the Supreme Court is already basically said that business records do not necessarily have.
A reasonable expectation of privacy and that they can be looked at.
That I heads of the Intelligence Committees have been defending all this.
Rand Paul yesterday said he's going to the grass roots which does raise questions about his possible White House aspirations and whether or not attacking these types of accused intrusions on personal liberties amount to a tax on the constitution here's his plan watch.
It invades our privacy.
And I'm going to be seeing if I can challenge this at the Supreme Court level I'm gonna be asking all the Internet providers and all of a phone companies.
Ask your content to your customers to join me in a class action lawsuit if we get ten million Americans saying we don't want our phone records looked at.
And then maybe somebody awake up and say things will change in Washington.
To those worried about their private data word of the wise when you text subscribed -- on get an email from any political campaign or party.
They keep that data and they use it.
There's a lot of political presidential and congressional elections when -- fourteen implications here.
All these -- part both these parties.
Are choosing sides as to security vs liberty and what is going to be hearings for the next month's on how to plug these holes that protect liberty and security at the same time.
Now some interesting questions to be answered ahead Carl Cameron thank you.
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