An Orange County assemblyman's resolution calling on the president and Congress to halt domestic surveillance is scheduled to be discussed Monday in a Judiciary Committee hearing in Sacramento.
Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, said he wants the administration to make civil liberties and national security equally important and to halt any practices contrary to the 4th Amendment's constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure.
"There must be no compromise between national security and honoring our commitment to every American citizen through the Constitution. Both are equally important and neither should take precedent over the other," Allen said. "Government should be transparent, strive for the highest level of integrity, and be held accountable to the public."
Allen said he acted on recent reports that the National Security Agency has been collecting and storing Internet, phone, and financial data of American citizens. An NSA audit, dated May 2012, counted 2,776 incidents of unauthorized collections over the previous year.
– City News Service.