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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! 

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Feb 5th, 2012
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Michael B. from Billings, MT writes:
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The 1st, the 2nd, now the 4th, next the whole constitution? Rhis seems to be the direction theSupreme court and congress are going. Add Obamacare and we will have nothing left. no constitution , no healthcare. No aocial aecurity, no military, and a communist country. Makkes me wonder what my 16 years in the militery was worth.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Troy, IL writes:
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What is happening to my country? It is no longer is the same as when I was a young person. I served my country for 4 years to keep it safe and for our freedoms. It has gone to hell with this Obamaism. God help us and please let me live long enough to see the end to the scourge of a president that we now have... GOD HELP US AS A NATION
Feb 5th, 2012
Jerry P. from Moultrie, GA writes:
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Its time to put A STOP TO THIS AND YOU KNOW SOME POLICEMEN ARE GOING TO GET HURT.
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James C. from Champaign, IL writes:
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Restore the 4th and keep the 2nd! Leave my 5th alone too!
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Danial K. from Lady Lake, FL writes:
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What are You allowing to happen? This is a disgrace to the Constitution of The United States of America!
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Michael H. from Romulus, MI writes:
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does anyone we elect remember the oath they take. i will remember election day,all these laws need repealed. we the people should put all of them out of office election day and not forget what they vote for !!!!!!!
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Someone from Fresno, CA writes:
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Time to stop the invasion of all our rights by Washington .
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