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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 11th, 2013
Mickey W. from Hahira, GA signed.
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Cragi T. from Wilmington, NC writes:
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We, the citizens, must stop our country from proceeding down this path to tyranny!
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W. Ann W. from Seguin, TX signed.
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Sue-Ellen B. from Bowdoinham, ME writes:
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if any one should be running and hiding it should be obama and those who violated our laws
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Pakiene J. from Renton, WA signed.
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Betty P. from Florahome, FL writes:
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it is time the government to get their nose out of our private lives and stick their nose in the lives of ones that want to kill us and are doing it. and you the government could care less. ether you are for AMERICA AND IT'S PEOPLE OF YOU ARE NOT. AND IF NOT GET OUT OF AMERICA AND LEAVE US ALONE.
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Raymond V. from Savannah, GA signed.
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Someone from Holbrook, AZ writes:
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We have a constitution for a reason. Please uphold it.
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Someone from Morristown, TN writes:
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A lack of respect of the law is becoming pandemic due to law's that do not respect the citizen.
Jul 10th, 2013
B J H. from Laguna Hills, CA signed.
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B J H. from Laguna Hills, CA signed.
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Andy P. from Memphis, TN signed.
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Someone from Rockford, IL writes:
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The harrassment of lawabiding citizens has got to stop!!! Such tactics represent a police state and violates the rights of the citizens of the US. You police who are doing this need to ask yourself if you're really taking orders from a legitimate leader and government. It seems the Constitution has been shredded and you are now working for an illegitimate regeime!!!! This MUST stop!
Jul 10th, 2013
Someone from Rockford, IL writes:
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The harrassment of lawabiding citizens has got to stop!!! Such tactics represent a police state and violates the rights of the citizens of the US. You police who are doing this need to ask yourself if you're really taking orders from a legitimate leader and government. It seems the Constitution has been shredded and you are now working for an illegitimate regeime!!!! This MUST stop!
Jul 10th, 2013
Judy B. from Fallbrook, CA signed.