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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
Frank M. from Anaheim, CA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Patricia R. from Glendale, AZ writes:
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herr obama continues his inexorable march toward a police state and MUST BE STOPPED. YOU have a duty to protect our Constitution and OUR RIGHTS. Overrule this obamanation and RESTORE our 4th Amendment rights NOW. I vote and I'll watch what you do or not do and vote accordingly.
Feb 5th, 2012
Lois B. from Fremont, CA writes:
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This action cannot be American. Take action to uphold our Constitution!
Feb 5th, 2012
David F. from Richlands, NC signed.
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RICHARD K. from Hamilton, MT signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Phil C. from Arlington, TX signed.
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Larry R. from Oregon City, OR signed.
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james s. from Cincinnati, OH signed.
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Bobby C. from Leon, IA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Mountain Home, TX signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Richard F. K. from Sparks, NV writes:
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Why is the Obama administration trying to rewrite the constitution? I hope you don't support dismantling the Fourth Amendment. Police have no right to enter you home without a search warrant. The first thing a homeowner does is try to protect their family from felons and intruders when someone breaks into their house. Innocent people have died because the police had the wrong address. If America is going to become a police state, I'm going to move to Mexico, where it's cheaper to bribe the government.
Feb 5th, 2012
Dan B. from Leesburg, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
marge m. from Pompano Beach, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Randall B. from Virginia Beach, VA writes:
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Kagan MUST recuse herself from this issue. It's the LAW. She should never have been vetted for this position at all, as she has proven time and again that she has biased opinions and not those that will effect justice in our country.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from East Stroudsburg, PA writes:
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It is Congress' duty to protect our rights granted to us in the Constitution.
Feb 5th, 2012
Kathy O. from Jayton, TX signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
vernon m. from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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Obama must go he not even a legal citizen every state should ban him from the ballot
Feb 5th, 2012
Ken & Mary M. from Livermore, CA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Lorna S. from Lincoln, CA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Doug S. from Round Rock, TX writes:
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For God sake, Wake up. What will our chidren suffer from our unfonded fears.
Feb 5th, 2012
Rex N. from Shawnee, KS signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
RUTH H. from Davenport, FL writes:
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The members of the Supreme Court are human beings, with their own opinions, and political views, but I just cannot understand HOW this Court could possibly make such a move. We have a Constitution, which provides us with laws, and it has served us well, for over 200 years. It needs to be adhered to. The Courts are only supposed to interpret existing laws, .. not to challenge or rewrite them. We all need to pay more attention to what's going on, before we no longer have ANY rights left. Don't just talk about these issues with co-workers and friends. Stand up, and DO something; we all need to contact our legislators, and tell them that they MUST stand with the Constitution.
Feb 5th, 2012
Betty C. from Issaquah, WA writes:
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Do our lawmakers pay the least attention to protecting our rights. I would love to see Supreme Court terms limited by age and and length of service.
Feb 5th, 2012
Ed C. from Deltona, FL writes:
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Let Congress do its JOB, Protect the AMERICAN people from the MAD man in the WHITE HOUSE.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Vandalia, OH signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Lois B. from Wauneta, NE signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
George M. from Prescott, AZ writes:
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I support our police 100% providing that they do not violate our Fourth Amendment rights.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Grafton, ND writes:
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Do we have all the facts? I sure hope there is more to the story. If not I an really worried about the direction our freedom going.
Feb 5th, 2012
Gordon G. from Fortville, IN writes:
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When does it end.People are going to die because of these rulings.The American people are lawfully permitted to defend their property, all this is going to bring about is the deaths of more citizens and more police officers. I suppose that the second amendment will be the next one to go.It seems like the powers that be are wanting the public to lash out. You can only provoke people so much.I do recommend that police officers do knock before hand.Seeing that this is a devious ruling. If you give these judges that kind of power and scoff at the Constitution what recourse do the American people have.I thought that these people have sworn to uphold the Constitution.Congress , I am afraid for our lives . I do believe the second amendment is their next step.If it is made ineffective as the fourth apparently has.That will be when civil war will begin,many people would rather lose their lives than be run roughshod over.I believe the American people will hold the line on this one,if you,Congress continue to be ineffective,the American people wil have no recourse but to defend themselves or die trying.
Feb 5th, 2012
Margaret F. from Junction City, KS signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Brooksville, FL writes:
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WE WENT TO WAR IN 1941 TO PROTECT OUR NATION NOW WE HAVE TO VOTE OUT THE PRESENT MAN WHO LIVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE.ANOTHER HITLOER IN THE MAKING.
Feb 5th, 2012
Richard N. from Dania, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Patricia A. from Pearland, TX writes:
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Our 4th Amandment rights are susyematically being eroded by President Obama. Please stop this madness!!!
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Shirley M. from Mohnton, PA writes:
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YOU MUST PASS AMENDMENTS TO RESTORE OUR FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS ASAP!!!! OUR FOURTH AMENDMENT FREEDOMS AND LIBERTY ARE BEING ERODED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION AND MUST BE RESTORED ASAP!!!!!
Feb 5th, 2012
Wayne D. from Amherst, OH signed.
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James G. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Someone from Fernandina Beach, FL signed.
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Someone from Pocomoke City, MD signed.
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Virginia K. from Cottonwood, CA signed.