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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
Jan 3rd, 2014
Don F. from Sagle, ID writes:
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Condoleeza Rice for 2016. think about it.
Jan 1st, 2014
Matthew F. from Mulberry, IN writes:
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What many people fail to realize, is that it doesn't matter what political party you are part of. If you look at and read history, former President Bush jr, used fear to rush the Patriot Act through Comgress. It virtually shredded the entire Bill of Rights, including the 4th amendment. Many members of a Congress, both Republican and Democrat, signed in into law without even reading it. However, there was and still is a limitation in that Act, it was designed to only last 4 years. Obama has managed to sly past the people, getting it resigned twice. It has now lasted 3 times longer than the Act was ever designed to do. In addition to petitions, peoples need to stand up, speak out, and politely tell their Senators and Respresentatives, to demand they refuse to sign the Patriot Act the next time the time. Use the voice given to you by the Constitution. Express to your members of Congress, that you have seen to value in blatant violations of personal privacy, has ever done anything to stop or prevent any form of terrorism. What it has done, is give intelligence agencies the ability to create a massive nationwide database to spy on our own people. It has also cost us a lot in taxes. The taxes spent on our bloated defense and spying programs, could be much better spent to fix broken sidewalks, leaking sewer systems, inefficient outdated electrical grids full of blackouts, education for our children, and spent on invention and innovation that our country used to pride ourselves on. Please, email, and call your Senators and Representatives. Please, express your displeasure in wasted money that accomplishes nothing, and prevents money being available for the major infrastructure problems we have.
Dec 11th, 2013
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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When did it change from "Of the people, by the people ... " to "screw the people?" The Gettysburg Address, in this statement describing in a general way our form of government, has not been rewritten. Nor has the Constitution, which defines in more detail this principle, been amended to remove this principle. The violation of the federal government in overriding our fourth amendment rights to privacy is not "Of the people ..." The Fourth Amendment must be preserved, recognized and honored by all government agencies. Get the TSA, NSA and FBI out of our privacy!
Dec 9th, 2013
Kate S. from Zionsville, IN writes:
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i dont know what im doing i just love petitions
Dec 5th, 2013
tom d. from Norcross, GA signed.
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tom d. from Lilburn, GA signed.
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tom d. from Lilburn, GA signed.
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tom d. from Norcross, GA signed.
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tom d. from Lilburn, GA signed.
Dec 4th, 2013
D M. from Jacksonville, NC signed.
Dec 4th, 2013
Bailey P. from Jackson, TN signed.
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Bailey P. from Jackson, TN signed.
Dec 4th, 2013
Troy P. from Rockford, MI signed.
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Dec 3rd, 2013
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Dec 2nd, 2013
Carol F. from Winchester, VA writes:
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When did it change from "Of the people, by the people ... " to "screw the people?" The Gettysburg Address, in this statement describing in a general way our form of government, has not been rewritten. Nor has the Constitution, which defines in more detail this principle, been amended to remove this principle. The violation of the federal government in overriding our fourth amendment rights to privacy is not "Of the people ..." The Fourth Amendment must be preserved, recognized and honored by all government agencies. Get the TSA, NSA and FBI out of our privacy!
Dec 2nd, 2013
Linda A. from Prescott, AZ signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Joseph S. from Exeland, WI signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Keith E. from Fairbanks, AK signed.
Nov 25th, 2013
Lonnie F. from Columbus, IN signed.
Nov 22nd, 2013
Someone from Pittsburgh, PA writes:
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Please find another way to "reduce crime". This is barbaric, horrific and unfortunately, resembles something out of a science fiction novel.
Nov 19th, 2013
Robert P. from San Diego, CA signed.
Nov 15th, 2013
Someone from Marquette, MI writes:
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What a insult and such naziism
Nov 14th, 2013
Terry L. from Smyrna, TN signed.
Nov 13th, 2013
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Nov 13th, 2013
Emily O. from Dallas, TX signed.
Nov 12th, 2013
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Nov 12th, 2013
Someone from Hastings, MN writes:
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THE SO CALLED LEADERS IN THIS COUNTRY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!!!!
Nov 12th, 2013
Someone from Cartersville, GA signed.
Nov 12th, 2013
William E. from New Braunfels, TX writes:
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Has our freedom become null and void and if not, who is acting like it is gone? Are we allowing it to be redefined as just an outdated whim that has outlasted it's usefulness! Is there anyone left for freedom who wants to preserve it?
Nov 11th, 2013
Lawrence Z. from Oscoda, MI signed.
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Kaleb N. from Newport Beach, CA signed.
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Phil D. from Payson, AZ signed.
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Susan C. from Lilburn, GA signed.
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Someone from Roswell, NM signed.
Nov 11th, 2013
Gordon A. from Riley, KS writes:
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We must stop actions like this that are becoming the norm and we are not yet a police state. We will be if actions like this are not stopped now.
Nov 11th, 2013
Edwin K. from Berlin, MD signed.