Rand Paul called for strengthening the Fourth Amendment this morning in the wake of revelations that the National Security Agency daily collects 4 billion cell phone records outside of the country.
“I would like to apply the Fourth Amendment to third party records,” Paul told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. “I don’t think you give up your privacy when somebody else holds your records.”
Paul argued that a warrant only applies to one person and that it was “absolutely against the spirit and the letter of the Fourth Amendment, to say that a judge can get one warrant and you can get every phone call in America.”
When Wallace asked Paul if he would be in favor of banning all data-mining, Paul demurred, stating that he was not against the NSA but that the Bill of Rights must be protected.