Senate Bill to Give NLRB, FCC, OSHA Access To Your Email


This isn’t the Patriot Act. It’s the Total Government Oversight Act giving civilian department and agencies access to every email account in the country without a warrant. It effectively gives the liberal bureaucracy total control over all private communications without any basis, cause or legal oversight for such action.

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.

Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant.

Here’s the total list of agencies.

(5) the term “independent regulatory agency” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Mine Enforcement Safety and Health Review Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the Office of Financial Research, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and any other similar agency designated by statute as a Federal independent regulatory agency or commission;

This is being sold as a law enforcement measure, but the majority of these agencies are not law enforcement, in the generally accepted sense, they are regulatory agencies.

What this really does is allow liberal regulatory agencies to fish around and routinely violate private communications in the hopes of finding cases to create. Considering the abuses already being practiced by these agencies, even without such power, if this goes through we will be living in a world where the expanding bureaucracy is constantly monitoring everyone’s email accounts all the time.

Forget the police state, the totalitarian bureaucratic collectivists will have won. 1984 here we come.

  • pagegl

    The larger government gets the more power it wants. The more power it has the less freedom we have.

  • Spider

    This is 100% unconstitutional and must be stopped !

  • Ar'nun

    I wonder if when the Liberals dream up these nightmares, if they stop and consider that the next President might be a Republican and be able to use these things they way they see fit. Do you think they would still do things like this if they imagined a George W Bush with these powers?

    • Truth Warrior

      That doesn't bother them at all. If a Repub. administration is in power, they just start saying look at what the Republicans are doing. They are Nazi's, Storm Troopers etc., etc. The media never mentions that they were the ones who put it into law and the gullible public forgets that this even happened. They have been doing this forever and the Repubs. just sit back and say nothing.

  • BLJ

    Your papers! Papers please!

    Screw these turds.

  • Mary Sue

    Remember the cow the Left had when the government wanted to push through that thing, that would have enforced copyrights across the intarwebs?

    They really should be having a cow about this.

  • Truth Warrior

    Please stop trying to add reason to any thing the Democraps do. Just look at it as though you were dealing with children. The only reason they are successful, is that, like vampires they couldn't exist in the light. But who will shine the light on them? The media, the Republicans, business, ???????????
    When you find out who it is please tell me, I'll be waiting.

  • JCS

    The mainstream Obamamania media will be totally behind this until these agencies start going after liberal journalist's e-mails etc. All hail to our Maximum Leader Obama, peace be upon him.

  • wheels

    AND THESE AGENCIES NEED THIS INFORMATIO BECAUSE AND THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO VIEW IT BECAUSE'………………..
    WHY NOT CUT TO THE CHASE AND LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THE WASHIGTON ELITE HAVE JUST DECIDED TO CHANGE OUR STYLE OF GOVERNMENT TO COMMUNISIM AND THEY HAVE nobama's BLESSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • riverboatbill

    Soon Obama will have party members on each block watching you.

  • spider

    Do you remember when Demo-craps made a big deal about Bush spying on Americans (patriot act). Isn't it funny how Obama not only continued the program but expanded the domestic spying program..
    Isn't it funny that Demo-craps are now spying on Americans is a good thing. George Orwell would be proud.
    and so would Josef Stalin…

  • pyeatte

    I cannot imagine any honest American supporting such evil garbage. Any politician who votes for this outrage should ever get another vote, and when going back home, should be "tarred and feathered" and run out of town on a rail – just like in the old days. You would only have to do it once.

  • bunkerville

    Where is the outrage. We are like sheep.