The Importance of the Surveillance State Repeal Act


Ostrolenk talks with Patrick Eddington, a Policy Analyst in Homeland Security and Civil Liberties at the CATO Institute, and former CIA analyst, who shares his views on the importance of passing the Surveillance State Repeal Act. This bill, originally introduced by Former Representative Rush Holt, would essentially repeal all 150(+) provisions of The Patriot Act, including troubling provisions allowing for administrative subpoenas, and no Congressional oversight. Detailing the ways in which these provisions are being used to collect data on American citizens, Eddington shows why secrecy is one of the most toxic aspects of our government.