Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul released a statement via his Campaign for Liberty group Monday condemning “reports that the Obama Administration is secretly collecting data from the phone and internet records of millions of Americans” and called for more transparency in government.
From the statement:
“The Fourth Amendment is clear; we should be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects, and all warrants must have probable cause. Today the government operates largely in secret, while seeking to know everything about our private lives – without probable cause and without a warrant.
“The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing.
“We should be thankful for individuals like Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald who see injustice being carried out by their own government and speak out, despite the risk. They have done a great service to the American people by exposing the truth about what our government is doing in secret.”