'The NSA is Coming to Town' parody video released by ACLU

Petition linked to video is seeking 60,000 signatures.
By Evan Bleier   |   Dec. 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM   |   0 comments

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has put a lump of coal in the stocking of the National Security Agency with the release of “The NSA is Coming to Town,” a two-minute parody video set to the classic Christmas song.

With the video, the ACLU is hoping to raise awareness about the NSA’s unchecked surveillance programs. The group is hoping viewers will sign a petition asking Congress to abolish the spy agency’s surveillance programs.

The petition, which has a goal of 60,000 signatures, is just shy of 49,000.

“We now know that this holiday season, our private communications aren't as private as we thought. While we're calling, texting, emailing, and visiting our friends and loved ones, the NSA is tuning in and collecting massive amounts of data on millions of Americans,” the petition reads.

“Thanks to the revelations from Edward Snowden, each week we get new proof that the NSA has vastly overstepped its authority… So we need to turn up the pressure on Congress, which blindly gave the NSA too much spying power in the first place.”

The lyrics could use a little work:

“They're making a list,
Checking it twice;
They're watching almost every electronic device,
NSA is coming to town”


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