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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 5th, 2012
Lyle D. W. from Independence, MO signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Vera N. from Shawnee, KS signed.
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Robert M. from Bernice, LA signed.
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Deborah G. from Vancouver, WA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Clarence F. from Fresno, CA writes:
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You were elected on your promise to protect WE THE PEOPLE against all enemies, both foreign and domestic and now you are watching while one of your own is destroying The Land Of The Free and The Home Of The Brave. Don't you know how to read? Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Feb 5th, 2012
CW G. from Vancouver, WA signed.
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BS G. from Vancouver, WA signed.
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Donald D. from Lenoir, NC signed.
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Carol C. from Chuckey, TN signed.
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robert l. from Ardsley, NY signed.
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John P. from Lebanon, NH signed.
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Christie C. from Aurora, CO writes:
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People are also being forcibly drugged with psychotropic drugs to the point they aren't able to defecate and one young man died because he was so over drugged (psychotropic) and his condition so ignored that his intestines burst and he died. Others may not die but suffer horribly due to terrible over drugging and not enough sennesoides to move their bowels enough. We are being treated with contempt and tyranny more and more in our country. Kids aren't allowed to get a couple swats by their parents or principle, but are allowed to be tazered and risked being killed by tazers from the police. Is this better? Please reinstate our 4th amendment rights.
Feb 5th, 2012
Homer & Martha H. from Pensacola, FL signed.
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Earl W. from Los Altos, CA signed.
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John E. from West Linn, OR signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Ronald M. from Kingsland, TX writes:
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This current administration must stop abusing the US Constitution.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Shalimar, FL signed.
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Malcolm S. from Washington, KS signed.
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Someone from Saint Paul, MN signed.
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William A. from Bricelyn, MN signed.
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Leon R. from Jupiter, FL signed.
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David R. from Gordonsville, VA signed.
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RALPH S. from London, KY signed.
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Mr. and Mrs. H. W. F. from Terrell, TX signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Debbie J. from Eddy, TX writes:
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America has had many challenges in the past, but always, has stood proudly and remained AMERICA. Now, each challenge becomes an excuse to give up more and more of what makes us AMERICA - Congress, do the right thing, before our president decides you are all unnecessary. If you don't, you already are unnecessary, to the American people.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Poplar Bluff, MO writes:
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Our Country is not the same as it was as I was growing up. TOO MUCH in personal rights has been taken away and we MUST WONDER what is coming next.
Feb 5th, 2012
Steve C. from Syracuse, NY signed.
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Karen C. from Rochester, WA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Joyce S. R. from Ocala, FL writes:
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From the very first time I heard Obama's name, I knew we were headed for a "change," but not the change the American people were looking for...Now we have a Muslim as President and doesn't respect anything American!! For instance, World Day of Prayer wasn't respected by this dictator, but he permitted an overwhelming number of Muslim's to gather on the White house lawn to pray. This act alone should have galled every "Red Bloodied" American Democrats and Republican's!! This animal does nothing for the good of our country...he is interested only, in taking over our country with the attitude of Hitler!! PURE AND SIMPLE!!!
Feb 5th, 2012
Lela W. from Cornelia, GA signed.
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Bernadine S. from Laurel, MD signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
James R K. from Nanuet, NY signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Bruce B. from Broad Run, VA writes:
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Protect our 4th amendment rights!!
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Simi Valley, CA signed.
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KURTISS O. from Laveen, AZ signed.
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Someone from Perry, MO signed.
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Mark H. from Fort Myers, FL writes:
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I have to agree with Warren S. from VT. We however get the government that we deserve. 52% of the voter voted for this JOKER(Mr. President)!!! Now 47% don't pay any taxes and somewhere around 52% are on the government dole....
Feb 5th, 2012
Kay S. from Lima, OH signed.
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Cynthia A. from Fort Collins, CO signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Warren S. from Groton, VT writes:
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I pray I never have to use my second amendment right protecting my fourth amendment rights.