“The Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus was designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff on matter of individual privacy, to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues, and to serve as a legislative advocate for personal privacy matters.”

That’s got to be an ironic statement, because a sincere “Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus” would actually, you know, serve as a legislative advocate for personal privacy matters.

But that’s not what’s happening, not if you go by observable support of actual bills that would advocate for personal privacy in our surveillance-mad society. There are four bills before the House of Representatives that would offer Americans privacy protections against the unmanned drone aircraft being flown over our skies, over our heads, photographing our private activities without notice or warrant.

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Two congressional caucuses declare their interest in protecting Americans’ freedom from privacy invasions and liberty violations.

Congressional Progressive Caucus:

“We pledge our unwavering commitment…

… To sunset expiring provisions of the Patriot Act and bring remaining provisions into line with the U. S. Constitution.

… To protect the personal privacy of all Americans from unbridled police powers and unchecked government intrusion.”

Bipartisan Privacy Caucus:

“The Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus was designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff on matter of individual privacy, to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues, and to serve as a legislative advocate for personal privacy matters.”

That’s got to be an ironic statement, because a sincere “Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus” would actually, you know, serve as a legislative advocate for personal privacy matters.

But that’s not what’s happening, not if you go by observable support of actual bills…

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