Nancy Pelosi’s quiet campaign to destroy the Bill of Rights continues running at full steam.
Now, she just set a deadline to pass one of the largest surveillance bills in American history.
And it’s all part of one budget-busting bill that’s expected to pass this Fall.
As Democrats in Congress continue their war against the Constitution, many are now working around the clock to speed up much of their agenda while the American public briefly turns their attention away from events in Washington and towards Biden’s disastrous handling of the crisis in Afghanistan.
Due to the fact that so little has managed to pass Congress since Democrats took complete control of the Federal government back in January, many Americans have begun to slowly lose interest in the events playing out in Washington, D.C.
Unfortunately however, that doesn’t mean that Washington has lost interest in the American people.
And now, after months of quiet negotiations, it appears a major Democrat-backed package looks to be moving towards passage, and it could have massive implications for privacy rights for hundreds of millions of Americans across the nation.
The latest agenda item on the Democrats’ list is the nearly 4 trillion dollar “infrastructure bill” that critics are calling one of the largest attempts to undermine the 4th Amendment since the Patriot Act 20 years ago.
And now, after months of working to get Democrats and liberal Republicans on board, Pelosi is now setting a hard deadline to pass the bill.
Reuters reports, “U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday set an Oct. 1 target date for passing President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure and social spending agenda. In a “Dear Colleague” letter to her fellow Democrats, Pelosi also warned against delaying next week’s expected vote on a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that some party centrists have threatened not to support.”
“Any delay to passing the budget resolution threatens the timetable for delivering the historic progress and the transformative vision that Democrats share,” the top House Democrat said in the letter.
The budget resolution has been criticized by conservatives for one piece of language that was inserted into the bill without much public knowledge.
That language included a pilot program to begin working on a tax on miles driven for American commuters.
Proponents of the mileage tax argue that it would be an effective way to pay for America’s roads and other infrastructure needs by those who use them the most.
But civil liberty supporters have rightfully identified that the only way to properly enforce such a tax would be for the Federal government to track the movement of Americans wherever they drive their car to.
Such a program would almost certainly run into major 4th Amendment concerns, as the ability to track Americans’ driving habits would constitute one of the largest collection of personal habits ever conducted by the Federal government.
According to Forbes, the largest opposition to the program centers around these privacy concerns, as “the government could track citizens’ movements, including where and when they drive.”
Pelosi’s infrastructure bill is expected to be brought up for a vote in September, with several liberal Republicans in the U.S. Senate having already pledged their support alongside most Senate Democrats.