- Posted by Campaign Staff
- On February 13, 2014
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- NSA, Tenth Amendment Center
by William Petroski, The Des Moines Register
Senator Jake Chapman, R–Adel, said Wednesday he has filed legislation aimed at protecting Iowa’s Fourth Amendment rights from the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program.
He said the legislation, Senate File 2172, is intended to prevent information from being obtained without a warrant.
Iowa will be the 11th state to consider such legislation in a campaign organized by the Tenth Amendment Center, Chapman said.
“When I took the oath of office, I swore to support the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the great State of Iowa,” Chapman said in a prepared statement. “The Fourth Amendment explicitly protects the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, which right shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause.”