An open letter to my congresswoman:

I am deeply disturbed by the state of surveillance in this country.

I respect and applaud your record on environmental and health issues, but I would call your attention to the spectre of the military industrial complex.

In our increasingly globalized society, all people must have protection from unreasonable search and seizure, and all people must have the right to a day in court. I am furious that the united states is anything but a shining beacon of human rights practices.

As a technology worker, I feel the constant pressure of omnipresent surveillance. It is as though the NSA has posted an invisible camera in my bedroom. My entire digital life is being recorded without any warrant, much less probable cause. It is simply being recorded in case I am later named a "terrorist". This is not justice!

As a regular citizen, even the laws that now govern my life are now hidden from me. Secret courts holding secret trials under secret precedent in secret without any provision for the accused to face their accuser. This is not combatting terrorism, it is terrorism.

As one of your constituents, I depend on you to investigate what I cannot. I depend on you to demand answers. I depend on you to restore my rights. I depend on you to defend the constitution, as is your oath.

Is there anything you can do to help change this system?