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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
james b. from Hollis, NH signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Terry L. F. from Lebanon, PA writes:
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The supreme court must be kept in check by the Congress!!! No balance of power exists!!
Feb 5th, 2012
Shirley F. from Mantachie, MS signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
William W. from Northborough, MA writes:
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It is time for a "colon cleanse" of our goverment politicians. I will vote for good people... no longer along party lines.
Feb 5th, 2012
Bill W. from Souderton, PA signed.
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David K. from Midland, TX signed.
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Carmen M. from Hialeah, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Susan D. from Livonia, MI signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
jay L. from Brady, TX writes:
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Politicians---Stand for the people are you'll stand alone.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Augusta, GA writes:
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We the people must vote this can of worms out of office. Our CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN will not be protected unless we choose the right candidates to lead America back to our constitutional rights. start by knowing who you are voting for and their record on following our constitution.
Feb 5th, 2012
wesley p. from Creswell, OR signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Chris R. from Three Rivers, CA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Eldridge, IA writes:
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Please stop these disturbing actions by the supreme courts to strip private citizens of their 4th Amendment rights to privacy! This country is heading toward Communism at a very rapid rate!! Stop it now!
Feb 5th, 2012
Patrick M. from Anaheim, CA writes:
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I have written you several times, complaining of encroachment upon our rights in the last couple of years, and every single time, I get the same reply, literally, word for word from Senators Feinstein and Boxer, not addressing my concerns, simply acknowledging you are aware, which is rediculous, and simply NOT GOOD ENOUGH !! Either start working for us again, or get out of the office you don't presently deserve to have.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Budd Lake, NJ signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Sherry B. from Spring Hill, FL writes:
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All politicians and judges swore an oath to uphold the Constitution yet very few are bothering to keep that oath. Something needs to be done to control the erosion of our Constitution.
Feb 5th, 2012
REV L. from Wylie, TX writes:
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WE CAN NOT STANDBY AND LET THIS CONTINUE. STOP OBAMA
Feb 5th, 2012
REV L. from Wylie, TX signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Horace S. from Lady Lake, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
William M. from Tampa, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Palo Alto, CA writes:
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Why are you allowing out independence to be taken away? Is this what you want for your children and grandchilden?
Feb 5th, 2012
Jeanice F. from Olympia, WA writes:
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Please protect our 4th ammendment!
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Rockbridge, OH signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Roger T. from Mission, KS signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
WILLIAM E. from Reno, NV signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Philadelphia, TN writes:
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We elected Corker,Alexander to protect the constitution, they have voted for every bill that undermines the constitution. Congressman Duncan is the only one we can trust. Corker and Alexander has to go along with Obama.How can a man call him self an American and betray the people that elected them.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Norwalk, CT writes:
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I totally agree with Rev. A.C.
Feb 5th, 2012
Beatrice S. from Lake Butler, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Dennis S. from West Chester, PA signed.
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jerry p. from Hudson, WI signed.
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Joseph S. from Lake Butler, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Beatrice S. from Lake Butler, FL signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Someone from Ocala, FL writes:
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Elected officials serve at the voters' pleasure, NOT the other way around. We WILL take this country back.
Feb 5th, 2012
Linda D. from Monroe, MI signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Stanley S. from Watervliet, MI writes:
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The supreme court is there to interpret law not create law. It is now up to you to stop the power grab that is going on . As a very concerned American I am appalled to see a Hitler like police state evolving with no one noticing. Restore the 4 amendment now! Protect our privacy with law like the Constitution intended.
Feb 5th, 2012
Ralph P. from New Boston, TX signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Carroll A. from Eugene, OR signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
Peter H. from El Cajon, CA signed.
Feb 5th, 2012
John W. from Brentwood, TN writes:
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We the people need help from fair minded elected officials to stop and recover from Obamamania. PLEASE STEP UP.
Feb 5th, 2012
Russell J H. from Boynton Beach, FL signed.