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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 31st, 2013
Donald M. from Fitchburg, MA signed.
Jul 31st, 2013
Someone from Eleele, HI signed.
Jul 31st, 2013
Glen B. from Harvey, ND 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 afore mentioned matter.
Jul 31st, 2013
Gail S. from Encinitas, CA writes:
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We must now control the actins of the Federal Government - too many in government want to abuse their power - security is not a valid excuse.
Jul 31st, 2013
Someone from Crowley, LA signed.
Jul 31st, 2013
Someone from Crowley, LA signed.
Jul 31st, 2013
sherry g. from Richmond, VA signed.
Jul 31st, 2013
Hon. & Mrs. Paul D. from Anaheim, CA signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
John G. from Nicholasville, KY signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Will H. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Someone from Salt Lake City, UT signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Michael L. from Fredericksburg, VA signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Ronald B. from Sterling Heights, MI writes:
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We must purge Wasshington of its Marxist mentality.
Jul 30th, 2013
Someone from Hot Springs National Park, AR writes:
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who listens to the people,not the government they do what they want
Jul 30th, 2013
Ricky b. from Shell Knob, MO signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Someone from Page, AZ signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Someone from Talbott, TN writes:
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Our Fourth Amendment Rights granted in our United States Constitution have already been and are still presently being stripped away from all Law-Abiding American Citizens. Our own U.S. Elected Representatives have sold us down the river in order to assure their own re-elections and to fatten their own wallets at the expense of all honest hard-working and lawful American Citizens. Our representatives in Washington, D.C., no matter the party to which they belong have been more than willing to ignore the long-standing laws of our nation controlling illegal immigration in order to court and curry the favor of all foreign nationals who are currently living in our nation unlawfully again because they are more concerned about themselves remaining in political office when they come up for re-election. They are literally robbing their constituents who supported them and voted them into that office--in the first place. These very same elected representatives have done absolutely nothing to preserve our lawful rights to freedom from unlawful search and seizure by our very OWN government authorities. WE THE PEOPLE to whom this nation's government is supposed to be subservient are no longer being given a voice as to how our nation is now being stolen away from us each and every single day that passes. It is obvious that this nation in no longer considered to be a government "Of The People!" It is instead now carries "A For Sale Sign Which Reads For Sale To The Highest Bidder!"
Jul 30th, 2013
Laren F. from Denver, CO signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Someone from Gardendale, AL signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Marilyn S. from Everett, WA signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
Sally T. from Houston, TX writes:
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Arrest the Illegal, Marxist, Muslime, Usurper in the W.H.!!
Jul 30th, 2013
Someone from Page, AZ signed.
Jul 29th, 2013
Janice L. from Shawnee, KS writes:
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Politicians have stopped listening to the people. We see how power, prestige, and money have become the norm. Too many politicians become obsessed with staying in power and not fighting for our Constitutional values regardless of what it costs them politically. I pray that each one of my Senators and Congressmen remember who sent them to Washington and why.
Jul 29th, 2013
Someone from Chesapeake, VA signed.
Jul 29th, 2013
Robert B. from Grapevine, TX signed.
Jul 29th, 2013
Someone from Campbellsport, WI signed.
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Someone from Rochester, NH signed.
Jul 29th, 2013
Someone from Orange Park, FL signed.
Jul 29th, 2013
Jeanne S. from Orange Park, FL signed.
Jul 29th, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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RESTORE OUR 4th AMENDMENT PROTECTIONS!!!!!!!
Jul 29th, 2013
Someone from Delta Junction, AK signed.
Jul 29th, 2013
Tom E. from Salt Lake City, UT signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
Edward P. from Lexington, KY signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
Fern L. from Panhandle, TX signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
Someone from Middleburgh, NY signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
Tony T. from Trussville, AL signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
Someone from Goodyear, AZ writes:
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Failure to defend fourth Amendment rights is to support dictatorship.
Jul 28th, 2013
John S. from Red Bank, NJ signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
Fabian W. M. from Saint Marys, KS signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
John K. from Shawnee, KS signed.