Rick Harrison, Gold & Silver Pawn Shop Owner and “Pawn Stars” personality is living by the motto that “less government is good for all of us.”
During an appearance on FOX Business, he discussed how citizens’ rights are being trampled by the U.S. government gathering data on citizens without a warrant.
Under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the National Security Agency is allowed to collect and analyze communications of foreigners living abroad. While the government agency cannot use the law to target the communications of any American, or any person located inside the U.S., without constitutional protection, it has conceded that Americans living overseas could be swept up by “incidental collection.” Congress voted to reauthorize the program in January.
“I absolutely believe our founding fathers are rolling over in their graves right now,” he said on “Mornings with Maria.”
Harrison is being featured on a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) panel Friday and will address the audience Saturday with a copy of the Declaration of Independence on hand.
In the 1820s, the State Department wanted an exact copy of the Declaration of Independence. They had just developed a wet process for copying and literally put a wet piece of paper over it, pulled off some of the ink in order to engrave 200 copies, Harrison said.