POSTED: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:13pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:57pm
(KETK) - Tyler TX — Phone records may no longer be private.
It's reported, the Obama Administration is calling for surveillance to collect personal information from millions of Americans.
Some say, it's another way to gain control just like the IRS.
The National Security Agency is accessing phone records from millions of Americans.
Apparently, it's a court order requiring the nation's largest telecommunications company Verizon to hand over data.
Some call it invasion of privacy, Republicans call it 'Invasion of the Constitution'.
Davis Stein, President of the Smith County Republican Club says it's dead flat wrong.
"I'm surprised that anybody is surprised, I mean what did you think the NSA was going to doing, I mean it's not new," says David Henderson, Chairman of the Smith County Democratic Party.
The NSA is also targeting the largest internet corporations, and will have access to emails and photos.
Fox News is reporting, they're looking for terrorist activity.
David Stein says, he doesn't know how this is possible especially when the constitution protects the people against improper search and seizure.
Stein says , the Obama Administration is over-stepping its boundaries.
"This administration absolutely has no regard for the constitution and what it stands for," says Davis Stein, President of the Smith County Republican Club
David Henderson is the Chairman of the Smith County Democratic Party.
He says, it's a trade off between unlimited freedom and perfect security.
"Airing on the side of invasion of privacy in this era is probably important if saves a lot of lives," David Henderson, Chairman of the Smith County Democratic Party.
You've seen it all over the headlines, the Obama Administration is defending this program.
President Obama says, it's not spying. He says, it's simply a way to prevent another terrorist attack.