Rand Paul's Impassioned PATRIOT Act Plea: "This Is What We Fought A Revolution Over"

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SEN. RAND PAUL: We are not collecting the information of spies, we are not collecting the information of terrorists. We are collecting all American citizens' records all of the time.

This is what we fought a revolution over.

Are we going to so blithely give up our freedom? Are we going to so blindly go along and take it? I am not going to take it anymore. I don't think the American people are going to take it anymore.

Eighty percent of those under 40 say we've gone too far.

This whole collection of all of our records all the time. It's too much. The court has said, how can the records be relevant to an investigation that hasn't started? The court has said that even under these lower standards of saying that it would be relevant, that all the stuff they are collecting is precisely irrelevant.

People say well they are not looking at it or listening to it. It's the tip of the iceberg what we are talking about here. Realize they were dishonest about the program until we caught them. They kept saying over and over again we are not doing this collecting your records, and they were.

The head of the intelligence agency lied to the American people and he still works here!

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