Without question, federal security agencies must comply with the law and operate within their legal authorities. American citizens must not have their privacy violated without probable cause. Our phone calls, emails, and Internet activities should not be monitored and analyzed by the government unless an independent court determines that there is a legitimate reason to do so.
We live in dangerous times. But, we can and must protect the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens while conducting appropriate surveillance activities to stop terrorist attacks. That way the American People will have both the liberty and safety we deserve.
Luke Messer is the Congressman for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, a 19 county region of east-central and southeastern Indiana comprised of manufacturing and agricultural communities.