Huffington Post: Fighting for Our Privacy Rights, Against the FBI’s New Powers

I don’t put a lot of stock in political polls. But I’d bet any poll will tell you that a vast majority of law-abiding Americans have a problem with federal agents secretly going through your household trash, or gathering personal information about you — without reasonable cause or proper recordkeeping.

We can all agree on the need to keep America safe, but Montanans and many other Americans understand that federal investigators and law enforcement agents shouldn’t have the power to run roughshod over our constitutional rights, invading our privacy and undoing what countless American heroes have fought and died for since the birth of this country.

It’s up to members of Congress to hold federal agencies accountable — to make sure that the people charged with keeping our citizens safe honor the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.

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