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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
Jul 25th, 2013
Harold J. from Payson, AZ signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
jacquie S. from Granite Falls, NC signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
jacquie S. from Granite Falls, NC writes:
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Don't forget the IRS illegally targeting conservative groups.
Jul 25th, 2013
James D. from Hungry Horse, MT signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Someone from Dunellen, NJ signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Art B. from Richmond, TX writes:
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I believe it is easy to see where this is all leading. Obama owns the courts as was evidenced by the decision that Obamacare was legal. He has Holder out suing every state he can spell for anything his little warped brain can think of. The Republicans in the House (with a few exceptions) are unwilling to fight, which makes me wonder why I vote for them. I can call my Senators' offices and leave a comment but we all know that that group runs for office not to save what was a great country but rather to get along with the opposition. I believe there is a word for this and it is treason or traitor. This is what results from too many cocktail parties and way too much free time on their hands. I will predict one thing about this spying on American citizens. Someone soon will offer a service that allows people to express themselves privately. It may have a monthly fee attached to it but that is better than what all these cellpone companies and computer geniuses have capitulated to by allowing the government to listen in on every phone call, email or use of the Internet. For those of you who are in love with your GPS systems embedded in your vehicles, have you ever asked yourself why these are going to be put into every vehicle sold. I'll give you one guess and it is a word starting with a T. All of a sudden big brother government steps to help us overcome our stupidity and inability to read a map without help. Of course, they want to know exactly where everyone is at each moment in the 24 hour day.
Jul 25th, 2013
Sharon L C. from Salt Lake City, UT signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Tomothy T. from Irvine, CA signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Betty P. from Florahome, FL writes:
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get you nose out of the AMERICAN'S BUSINESS. YOU ARE ONE INSANE BUNCH. I know I am not the smartest of people but I am smart enough to keep my nose out of other people's business. maybe we should start snooping on our government. do you think that is ok? no of course not. the same should hold for our government. they have no business snooping on AMERICAN'S. we are not some muslim that want to blow up some school or government building, bridge or fly some plane in to the rise of freedom building. we are AMERICANS WE WANT YOUR NOSE OUT OF OUR LIVES LIKE 5 YEARS AGO.
Jul 25th, 2013
Jeff M. from Hermitage, TN signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
James L. from Harrison Township, MI signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
William C. from Evanston, WY writes:
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Should we actually have to remind you of provisions in the U.S. Constitution that were meant to bar such actions--the Constitution that you have sworn to uphold?
Jul 25th, 2013
Helen R. from Scottsboro, AL signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Lewis W. C. from Crescent City, CA signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Someone from Arlington, WA signed.
Jul 22nd, 2013
Someone from Redmond, WA signed.
Jul 18th, 2013
Donald B. from Redlands, CA signed.
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David M. from Yelm, WA signed.
Jul 18th, 2013
Michael S. from Austin, TX signed.
Jul 18th, 2013
Carol S. from Rockford, IL writes:
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We the People want our government and elected officials to abide by the Constitution and the rights and freedoms they assured to American citizens. Our rights have been trampled on and denied so that it feels as though we're now living in a dictatorship. This is unacceptable!
Jul 17th, 2013
Someone from Evansville, IN signed.
Jul 17th, 2013
donald c. from Wheatland, WY signed.
Jul 17th, 2013
Alan B. from Doylestown, PA signed.
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Lucien D. from Metairie, LA signed.
Jul 17th, 2013
Stephen C. from Covington, VA signed.
Jul 17th, 2013
Jean D. from Altamonte Springs, FL writes:
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We, all American Citizens, must All work together and Demand the Supreme Court and the Congress to Uphold our Rights spelled out by the Fourth Amendment.
Jul 17th, 2013
Someone from Angwin, CA signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Hon. & Mrs. Paul D. from Anaheim, CA signed.
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Hon. & Mrs. Paul D. from Anaheim, CA signed.
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Someone from Laceyville, PA signed.
Jul 14th, 2013
Alan B. from Texarkana, TX signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
David W. from Dallas, TX signed.
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Gary C. from Layton, UT signed.
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Ralph A. from San Jose, CA signed.
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Fred E. from San Diego, CA signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Jocelyn W. from South Sioux City, NE signed.
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jeff s. from Bay City, MI signed.
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Someone from Lady Lake, FL signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Susan P. from Holton, MI signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
JOHN L. from Richmond Hill, NY writes:
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The "soft tyranny" we are living under now will turn hard as the government agencies claim more power over the people!