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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
Sep 12th, 2013
Someone from Naperville, IL writes:
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You people are guilty of invading our privacy. We will remember when it is time to go to the polls.
Sep 11th, 2013
Ann G. from House Springs, MO signed.
Sep 11th, 2013
Someone from Burlingame, CA signed.
Sep 11th, 2013
Roger G. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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Quote from Thomas Jefferson ( or words similar): " A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything they want"
Sep 10th, 2013
Mr. & Mrs James W. B. from Nashville, NC writes:
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All American citizens in the absence of probable cause or reasonable suspicion of wrong doing; are innocent until proven guilty, but now these agencies approach citizens as being guilty until they can prove their innocence. The burden of proof is the responsibility of the government agency to determine legitimate guilt; short of that activity, is to treat lawful citizens as nothing more than full blown slaves, and chattel government property. I will NOT be any ones slave.
Sep 10th, 2013
Charlotte F. from South Glastonbury, CT signed.
Sep 10th, 2013
Someone from Corvallis, OR signed.
Sep 10th, 2013
Someone from Gilbert, AZ signed.
Sep 10th, 2013
doug c. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
Sep 10th, 2013
WILLIAM P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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I WANT MY RIGHTS BACK
Sep 3rd, 2013
Edna H. from Salem, IN signed.
Sep 3rd, 2013
Dale M. from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
Sep 3rd, 2013
Robert B. from Grapevine, TX signed.
Sep 2nd, 2013
Someone from Winston Salem, NC signed.
Aug 31st, 2013
Ferne F. from San Augustine, TX signed.
Aug 30th, 2013
Peter T. from Etna, CA writes:
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Enough is enough! The Supreme Court is not the final word on the Constitution.
Aug 29th, 2013
matt o. from Hauppauge, NY signed.
Aug 29th, 2013
Ray G. from Logan, UT signed.
Aug 29th, 2013
Someone from Billings, MT signed.
Aug 29th, 2013
Shawn C. from Minden, LA signed.
Aug 29th, 2013
Ryan C. from Valrico, FL writes:
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Where will this petition be filed in the NSA databanks? Restore our Freedom!
Aug 29th, 2013
Larry T. from Surprise, AZ signed.
Aug 29th, 2013
Someone from Commerce Township, MI signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Someone from Burlingame, CA signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Patrick D. from Great Mills, MD signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
David B. from Fairmont, MN signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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As you are aware, or should be aware, the government is to be representative of the people, not the other way around. 'We the people' are not the servants. Therefore I believe it is past time that the governing authorities must be brought back under control. As our elected representation in Congress I feel that it is your responsibility to ensure that the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States is upheld and any, and I mean any violation to these Rights is unacceptable, including the 4th Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Think about this for a moment; this country has gone through many wars, and at no time did this country subject the citizen to such abuse of power and the continuing abuse and violations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights such as that which has transpired under the past three (3) presidents, if not four (4); and the Patriot Act and FISA must be repealed. I look forward to your representing our God given Rights and nothing less. Thank you for your time and consideration of the a fore mentioned matter.
Aug 28th, 2013
Marc M. from Coram, NY signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
John M. from Fresno, CA signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Someone from Birmingham, AL signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Carol M. from Saltillo, MS signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Kerry Gill D. from Newport, KY writes:
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Elected officials make the laws.
Aug 28th, 2013
Jim J. from Troy, MT signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Laren F. from Denver, CO signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Rocky B. from Pickens, SC signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Clarence & Judy C. from Hubert, NC signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Rocky B. from Pickens, SC signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Larry E. E. from Liberty, MO signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Lew W. from Pearl River, NY signed.
Aug 28th, 2013
Ronald D. from Verona, KY writes:
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we are losing rights everyday to this Tyrant. Please help restore our Contitutional liberties