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Tell Congress: Restore our Fourth Amendment protections!

Americans are losing the right to privacy and their private property rights.

At every turn, Americans are losing the right to privacy and their private property rights.

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Kentucky v. King essentially revokes the Fourth Amendment by allowing law enforcement to enter private property without a warrant, and by giving TSA agents the authority to demand that innocent Americans remove their clothing in front of the public.

Further, the astounding fact that the federal government ordered Verizon to hand it hundreds of millions of private phone records is also an important reminder that our constitutionally-protected rights have essentially been declared null by government actions.

Knowing that the National Security Agency has easy access to massive amounts of information held by major internet service and communication companies – records that detail millions of individuals ’ private data – is evidence that our Fourth Amendment is essentially not a fact in the digital world.

The unconstitutional powers given to government by certain provisions of the Patriot Act and the Supreme Court are now being realized, and stand to prove that the Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” is a near-farce. 

We must demand Congress to uphold the Fourth Amendment our individual rights to be secure in our “person, papers, and effects” in both physical and non-physical environments. We must demand Congress to work enact legislation that formally recognizes the wholesale supremacy of the Fourth Amendment – that is, the protection of privacy and private property from unwarranted searches and seizures – in the physical world, as well as extending its authority to protect private information in the realms of communications, finance, and the digital world as a whole.  

When a 6-year-old child is forced to remove their T-shirt in public during a TSA screening, or when a 95-year-old leukemia patient is asked to remove her Depends undergarment, then you cannot ignore the fact that the government has gone too far in dismantling our Fourth Amendment protections.

When the FBI and NSA can easily surveil staggering amounts of private data – without suspicion or probable cause – held by third party communications and internet service companies, there can be no legitimate privacy.   

Governing authorities should never have the right to wield power over citizens simply because they can. The disturbing actions coming from the TSA, the NSA, the FBI, and some law-enforcement officials are completely unacceptable!

Take action! Sign the petition and send a free message to Congress demanding that the Fourth Amendment be preserved and recognized across the board! 

Public Comments
Feb 6th, 2012
Val S. from Camano Island, WA writes:
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OUR NEW POLICE STATE Is your home safe from unlawful police entry? A recent Supreme Court decision now gives police the authority to enter your home without obtaining a search warrant, in expanded circumstances...but the police do have to knock, first, before they break down your door. The Court ruled on Kentucky v. King that law enforcement have the authority to stage a search and seizure of Americans' property without obtaining a warrant from a judge. In this case, police violated the Fourth Amendment when officers invaded the wrong home during a search for a suspect. After busting through the wrong door, police found illegal drugs in the home, which they discovered by error, and without first obtaining a search warrant from a judge. It doesn't matter that the apartment they mistakingly invaded was that of a person conducting a criminal act - this ruling has repercussions that adversely affect all Americans, including law-abiding citizens, like you ... because THIS SINGLE DECISION by the U.S. Supreme Court HAS STRIPPED EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN OF THEIR FOURTH AMENDMENT PROTECTIONS! And in Indiana, the State Supreme Court ruled in Barnes v. State of Indiana that police can enter a resident's private property at any time - without a warrant, without suspicion, without reason - and without knocking and announcing their presence! So if you live in Indiana, law enforcement has every right to enter your home right now if they feel like it! IS YOUR STATE NEXT?? Our freedoms are being eroded, and we are losing our rights. Sadly, Americans are no longer protected against unwarranted search and seizure! CLICK HERE to SEND FAXES to every member of Congress to DEMAND that they pass a law that will protect Americans' Fourth Amendment rights! Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. The Obama administration is systematically dismantling your Fourth Amendment rights: GPS tracking: Right now, police have the ability to tap into your cell phone, smart phone, laptop and navigation device to track your every move, and they can do this without obtaining a warrant. Last year, the Justice Department argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their-- or at least their cell phones' -- whereabouts. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): The DHS recently released a series of terrorist-watch videos "See Something, Say Something" that effectively tell Americans to spy on each other. These video clips depict Americans as terror threats, and then advise citizens to report the behaviors of their fellow citizens. Transportation and Security
Feb 6th, 2012
Someone from Hartshorne, OK signed.
Feb 6th, 2012
John C. from Winton, CA signed.
Feb 6th, 2012
Claire W. from Reno, NV writes:
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The Fourth Amendment is a vital protection for all citizens! Please keep Obama's Admn from destroying our Constitution!
Feb 6th, 2012
Jack O. from League City, TX signed.
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John O. from Dickinson, TX signed.
Feb 6th, 2012
Judith W. from Pekin, IL writes:
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Please save our fourth amendment from Obama destroying our constitution
Feb 6th, 2012
Stephen L. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Someone from Mount Laurel, NJ signed.
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John B. from San Leandro, CA signed.
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Someone from Nevis, MN writes:
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Almost beginning to sound like the gestopo in Germany!!
Feb 6th, 2012
Someone from Canton, OH writes:
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I leagally occupy my home--the President, who did not have an American citizen father, does not, in addition to not having a valid birth certificate
Feb 6th, 2012
Cliff L. from Flower Mound, TX signed.
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Someone from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
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Someone from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
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Someone from Aurora, CO writes:
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Please protect our Constitution, and don't let it be trampled by a President that occupies that office illegally!
Feb 5th, 2012
Laurence J. from Portland, OR signed.
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Rafael G. from Rock Hall, MD signed.
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Laurence J. from Portland, OR signed.
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Someone from Apple Valley, CA signed.
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Someone from Billings, MT signed.
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Veronica T. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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Are we still living in American under the U.S. Constitution?, or have I been transported to some 3rd world country?
Feb 5th, 2012
Harvey S. from Godfrey, IL signed.
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Melvin J. from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
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Robert N. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
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Robert K. from Amsterdam, NY writes:
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Our Congressmen and women must act to protect our 4th amendment rights or resign in favour of those who will. The emperor will disolve the senate soon, I fear.
Feb 5th, 2012
James H. from Alexandria, VA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
TERRY L M. from Leavenworth, KS writes:
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Why is congress sitting idly by and allowing Obama to transform us in to a communist police state? I would like to hear some saber rattling coming from congress. Respectfully Terry L. Martin
Feb 5th, 2012
Marlene K. from Beaverton, OR signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Muriel G. from Big Lake, AK writes:
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when the Supreme Court sidelines our constitutional rights, and we lose the protection of the Fourth Amemdment, we progressivly lose all that is great and different about America. there is a progressive eroding of all our rights over the years, but most aggressively over the last three years of this administration. only Congress can overturn the Supremem Court interpretations. Stand up for our rights, your are our elected officials representing our state and nation.
Feb 5th, 2012
Bob W. from Peoria, IL signed.
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Roy S. from Avoca, AR signed.
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Someone from Los Angeles, CA signed.
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Someone from Parker, CO signed.
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Robert S. from Pelham, AL signed.
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bob s. from Sulphur, OK signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Joyce D. from Joelton, TN writes:
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The federal government has strayed too far outside the guidelines of our Constitution and needs to put it in reverse!
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Sioux Center, IA writes:
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Shame on Congress!
Feb 5th, 2012
Suzanne S. from Blue Island, IL writes:
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Elected Officials, Why are you trying to destroy our Country? Why are abusing and defying Our Constitution? Why are you NOT upholding your Oaths of Office? Why are you Aiding and Abetting Obama and all of his Appointees who commit Treasonous offenses on day to weekly basis? Why are you NOT removing, Obama, the Usurper from the office of the Presidency along with his appointees? Why are you continuously by this Aiding and Abetting committing Treasonous Offenses against our Great Country? So, Why are you so hateful and abusive to your country and your Fellow Americans? Why do you continue to place bills on the floor of the Senate and The House that are unconstitutional? They should never be allowed on the floors of the Senate and the House for a vote, much less be passed? Your actions are beyond despicable, deplorable, and unpatriotic. So, now we have the Fourth Amendment that is being violated throughout our States.....so what are you going to do about this terrible and abusive, act against your Fellow Americans and all future Generations? YES, OUR PATIENCE IS RUNNING VERY THIN....WE ARE DEPRESSED, DISTRESSED AND DISGUSTED BEYOND ANY WORDS THAT COULD RIGHTFULLY EXPLAIN OUR FEELINGS...TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE TO RIGHT YOUR WRONGS.....PROTECT AND DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION NO MATTER THE SITUATION OR CIRCUMSTANCE.......IF YOU CANNOT ABIDE BY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW THEN YOU MUST RESIGN....OUR COUNTRY DESERVES ONLY ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO ADMIRE AND LOVE AND ARE LOYAL TO OUR COUNTRY AND ITS CONSTITUTION. SO WHAT SAY YOU? "ON GOD WE TRUST"
Feb 5th, 2012
Trev S. from Henderson, MN signed.