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Rand Paul: 'Do we no longer have a Fourth Amendment?'

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., released a new video in defense of the Fourth Amendment pointing out that many Americans were disturbed by the news that the National Security Agency was collecting phone data on American citizens.

"It posed a serious constitutional question: Do we no longer have a Fourth Amendment?" Paul asked.

Paul reminded Americans that the founders were inherently suspicious of government, which they enshrined in the Constitution.

"Our founders never intended for Americans to trust their government, our entire Constitution was predicated on the notion that government was a necessary evil to be restrained and minimized as much as possible," he said.

"Today is the day we begin to fight back," Paul said promoting the website defendthefourth.com

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