Wisdom of the District: Surveillance

Congressman Scott Rigell
2013-06-19 11:21:19
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U.S. Representative Scott Rigell

Wisdom of the District: Surveillance

In recent weeks, we learned of broad government surveillance programs that collect and analyze telephone and electronic communication data. Advocates for these programs say that the programs have prevented terror attacks, saved lives, and are lawful. Critics of the programs say that they represent an unprecedented invasion of Americans’ privacy and civil liberties. What is your opinion of these programs and this issue?

The government’s primary role is to keep Americans safe. I have no problem with them sifting through my telephone and/or electronic records in order to ensure my family’s safety.

Regardless of the results, these surveillance programs represent blatant government overreach and invasion into our lives. The programs should be ended at once.

I believe there is a justifiable reason for the government to monitor Americans’ phone records and electronic communications, but the public should have known about it.

The government should only collect electronic and telephone records on individuals they suspect of terrorist activities.

I have another answer.

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