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Mark Sanford co-sponsors reforming a secret surveillance act

Mark Sanford (File/WCIV)

Representative Mark Sanford has signed on as a co-sponsor of the USA Rights Act.

This bill would reform the Government Surveillance of American citizens (secret government spying program) and advances individual privacy protections.

"Our Founding Fathers deliberately set up individual liberty and personal privacy as two of the hallmarks of the American experiment,” says Mark Sanford. “But without active resistance, the normal course of things is for liberty and personal freedom to yield to the so-called good intentions of government. This bill is a win for liberty by working to lessen the risk of Americans having their privacy violated."

The bill would make several reforms including ending warrantless searches, ending reverse targeting of Americans communicating with foreigner, and prohibiting the collection of domestic communications.

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