(Oklahoma City) - The Oklahoma legislature doesn’t have the authority to pull the plug on the National Security Agency (NSA). However, Senator Nathan Dahm believes the state does have the ability to make it more difficult for them.
Senator Nathan Dahm, of Tulsa, has filed Senate Bill 1252, called the “Fourth Amendment Protection Act.”
The proposal would prohibit the feds from using any of the information against Oklahomans in court.
Senator Dahm says, “The NSA has collected electronic data and metadata on millions of law-abiding citizens for no reason—they are treating everyone as if they are guilty until proven innocent, and that flies in the face of the rights and freedoms this country was founded on.”
The legislation would forbid employees of local, county and state government agencies, as well as corporations doing business with them, from helping the NSA.
Plus, the bill prohibits the use of any information passed along from the NSA to local law enforcement if it was obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment.