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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
danny b. from Demorest, GA signed.
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Nancy L. from Elwood, IL signed.
Feb 6th, 2012
JoAnne S. from Lakeside, AZ writes:
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What the ---- is going on in Washington DC? Do you not remember you took an oath? There are many in our gov't now who SHOULD be called traitors and removed. We'll vote, but even that seems suspect in the last few elections! WE THE PEOPLE need help. We are losing the USA! DO YOUR JOBS!
Feb 6th, 2012
Keith F. from Coffeyville, KS writes:
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You know what is right and just.......just DO it.
Feb 6th, 2012
Someone from Plainfield, IL writes:
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Restore our 4th admendment protections!
Feb 6th, 2012
DENNIS B. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
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Don C. from Palm Desert, CA signed.
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Donald E. from Marietta, OH signed.
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Marilyn V. from Dayton, OH signed.
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Harvey S. from West Hills, CA signed.
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Reginal A. from Medford, OR writes:
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Do the voting citizens of this country have any representation in congress?Did you not take your oath seriously? Do you want to keep your job?Did you sell out the people?
Feb 6th, 2012
John A. from Cape Coral, FL signed.
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Richard K. from Cape Coral, FL writes:
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It is odd that the people of this country and you as our representative from Florida is allowing this country to deface the US Constitution and the RNC has said nothing, done nothing and needless to is doing nothing. The Cuban people left Cuba under a dictatorship only to live under the same in the US under Obama.
Feb 6th, 2012
Peggie W. from Tomball, TX signed.
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Norma W. from Wadley, AL signed.
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Shawn S. from Leicester, MA signed.
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Michelle D. from Cary, IL writes:
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We MUST restore our Fourth Amendment protections and all our protections under the US Constitution that are being slowly eroded and taken away. It is imperative to our country or we won't have the America that we know and love any longer.
Feb 6th, 2012
Richard K. from Cape Coral, FL writes:
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Where are our Republican Congresmen and women who is supposed to protect us from a dictatorial president and democratic congress supporting him. This is like communism 101.
Feb 6th, 2012
Cyndi G. from Schertz, TX signed.
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Julie H. from Addison, NY writes:
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You took an oath before God and man to protect and defend the Constitution, we the people require it and God will bless you for doing so.
Feb 6th, 2012
Gene S. from Olathe, KS signed.
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Daniel M. from Schoolcraft, MI signed.
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Someone from Middletown, MD signed.
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Steve L. from Greensburg, IN writes:
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All three branches of government need to realize that our country is goverened by the Constitution and it's Bill of Rights. Anyone going against that should be considered a Traitor.
Feb 6th, 2012
ellie p. from Spring, TX signed.
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Someone from Dallas, TX signed.
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Keith N. from Crestline, CA writes:
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We are in a Spiral down to Communism. Feel sorry for kids and grand kids.
Feb 6th, 2012
Thomas G. from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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There are two things that should never be altered. The Holy Bible and the U.S. Constitution. Both are alive today as they were when they where written. And neither one was expecting to be changed.
Feb 6th, 2012
S. D. B. from Broad Brook, CT writes:
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If this attack on the Fourth Ammendment of the Constitution is allowed to stand, why not attack the part of the Constitution that allows Supreme Court Justices to have lifetime appointments?
Feb 6th, 2012
Someone from Snyder, TX signed.