One bipartisan effort to rein in out-of-control government has Joe Biden shaking in his boots

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As a direct result of the rapid expansion of the federal government supported by every President since Calvin Coolidge the federal government now wields more power than ever before. 

Although the extent of this power is often a mystery it is widely known that a number of government agencies illegally monitor American citizens’ private electronic communications.

And one bipartisan effort to rein in out-of-control government has Joe Biden shaking in his boots.

Even some Democrats say enough is enough

In today’s political climate, bipartisanship is extremely rare, even when it comes to seemingly apolitical issues. 

However, one thing that some Democrats and Republicans evidently agree on is that the federal government is overstepping its bounds. 

Just this week, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent the federal government from buying the private data of American citizens. 

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is considered by many to be a must-pass spending bill, making this amendment especially important. 

On Wednesday, Rep. Davidson tweeted “Warrantless mass surveillance infringes the Constitutionally protected right to privacy.”

“Our amendment prevents the government from circumventing the 4th amendment by prohibiting data purchases from big tech that would otherwise require a warrant,” he added.

Soon after, Rep. Jacobs similarly tweeted, “Our search/browsing history and location data should be off-limits to the government – but it’s not. That’s why I’m proud to work with @WarrenDavidson to rein in mass surveillance and stop warrantless searches and seizures of our private information.” 

This bipartisan amendment is a direct reaction to a recent Office of the Director of National Intelligence report which recently revealed the fact that multiple intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies have purchased data on the private lives of American citizens.

More specifically, the report claimed that the information collected “can be misused to pry into private lives, ruin reputations, and cause emotional distress and threaten the safety of individuals.” 

“Even subject to appropriate controls, CAI (commercially available intelligence) can increase the power of the government’s ability to peer into private lives to levels that may exceed our constitutional traditions or other social expectations,” the report added.

With these findings in mind, it is easy to see why both Democrats and Republicans are alarmed by this massive amount of data collection.

A significant threat to the individual liberties of American

The working class Americans’ civil liberties are under attack, and the root of these evils is the bloated size of the federal government. 

Thanks to literally every President for over a century, intelligence agencies have a lot of power, even when it comes to monitoring American citizens. 

Although these bipartisan reforms are a step in the right direction, there is still much to be done to protect the American people from the ruling class elites.

No government agency should ever have access to the private data of civilians without a warrant. 

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.