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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
Feb 6th, 2012
Someone from Mount Juliet, TN writes:
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This administration has to be changed!Make sure you vote !!
Feb 6th, 2012
Michael G. from Brighton, CO writes:
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"Probable Cause" has historically been one of the strongest protections a citizen has enjoyed. Keep it intact, and keep our police and law-enforcement officials honest.
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Stephen M. from Lititz, PA writes:
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With oppression comes poverty and misery. God gives rights, not the government.
Feb 6th, 2012
Bee C. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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I hope we aren't just adding our names to the FEMA camp lists. God Help Us!
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Richard B. from Simi Valley, CA writes:
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1984 becomming a reality in 2012 if we don't stop this now, by the way they only man running for President now who has the courage to speak against this attack on our Constitution is Ron Paul, maybe we all need to support him, you think?
Feb 6th, 2012
stephen m. from Bellevue, NE signed.
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Someone from Bronx, NY writes:
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This has gone far enough. Let's stop it
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Doctor Patricia D. from Land O Lakes, FL signed.
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Someone from Fair Play, SC writes:
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THIS IS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH WITH NOBAMA WHATS THE MATTER THAT CONGRESS DONT HAVE THE BRASS ON THIER*****TO IMPEACH THIS GUY ARE THEY SCARED OF HIM OR WHATS THE DEAL HERE ? HAS THIS PREZ NOT DONE ENOUGH TO OUR COUNTRY ? HOW MUCH MORE WILL WE HAVE TO TAKE SINCE CONGRESS DONT HAVE THE GUTS TO KNOCK NOBAMA OFF HIS PERCH !!
Feb 6th, 2012
Someone from Fair Play, SC writes:
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THIS IS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH WITH NOBAMA WHATS THE MATTER THAT CONGRESS DONT HAVE THE BRASS ON THIER*****TO IMPEACH THIS GUY ARE THEY SCARED OF HIM OR WHATS THE DEAL HERE ? HAS THIS PREZ NOT DONE ENOUGH TO OUR COUNTRY ? HOW MUCH MORE WILL WE HAVE TO TAKE SINCE CONGRESS DONT HAVE THE GUTS TO KNOCK NOBAMA OFF HIS PERCH !!
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Boyd L. from Shreveport, LA signed.
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James P. C. from Eutawville, SC writes:
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My father came to the US from Scotland while a boy; became a USAF pilot, fought in WW11,& was killed in the Korean War. He had 2 sons, myself became a 100% disabled MARINE in Viet Nan. My kid brother went to VN wene I got home and was awarded a Silver Star and a Bronze Star before being killed. There are none of us left! What was it for? Protect our Freedom like protected YOUR'S____please do you'r DUTY! James P. Connolly
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William H. from Hayden, ID signed.
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Someone from Atherton, CA writes:
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Presumably, the laws Congress passes that apply to us , should also apply members of Congress. Do they want their 4th Amendment rights protected, or do they not?
Feb 6th, 2012
Diane M. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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Please do what needs to be done to protect our 4th amendment rights.