Jeb Bush: There’s ‘Not a Shred of Evidence’ that Gov’t Spying Violated Americans’ Civil Rights

Jeb Bush is sticking up for big brother George’s Patriot Act and saying that there isn’t any proof that the government’s spying has violated anyone’s civil rights.

Jeb disagrees with critics of government spying.

“There’s not a shred of evidence that anybody’s civil liberties have been violated by it. Not a shred,” Bush said Thursday in New Hampshire, in comments after a breakfast organized by the Concord Chamber of Commerce, according to the Huffington Post.

The comment puts Bush, who is considering a presidential bid, on the opposite side of one his likely rivals, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

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Bush vocalized his support for NSA surveillance just hours after Paul, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, ended a 10 hour Senate filibuster in protest of the government surveillance. Paul was speaking out against the renewal of portions of the Patriot Act, anti-terrorism legislating signed into law in 2001 by Bush’s older brother, former President George W. Bush. NSA surveillance is authorized through the Patriot Act.

Bush went on to disagree with Rand Paul who is an opponent of the Patriot Act. “I think he’s wrong in saying that this is unconstitutional or saying that people’s freedoms have been violated by the Patriot Act,” Jeb said.

So, where do you stand on the Patriot Act?

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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