“That’s the way reductions in liberty occur. When you start saying people all have to sign up for something, and they have a database where they know exactly who’s who, and where government can persecute people because of the database, that alarms a lot of people in our country, and it flies in the face of liberty.” Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on background checks for gun purchases
Uh-huh. Here’s what Orrin Hatch had to say about FISA:
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today joined 67 other Senators in voting to approve legislation to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The only Republican on both the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees, Hatch has delivered numerous speeches on the Senate floor in recent months, urging Congress to approve this legislation to modernize FISA.
“It is about time the opponents of this important legislation stand aside and allow the Senate to pass legislation which will protect the American people,” Hatch said. “This FISA modernization bill not only strengthens law enforcement, but it strengthens civil liberties as well. The intelligence community faces a daunting task every day to protect Americans and they deserve our support and assistance.”