Restore the Fourth

Restore the Fourth is a patriotic group dedicated to upholding the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Their press release:

RESTORE THE FOURTH TO HOLD PROTESTS ON JULY 4TH FOR FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

United States of America (June 18, 2013) —

Restore the Fourth is a grassroots, non-partisan, non-violent movement that seeks to organize and assemble nationwide protests on July 4th, 2013. Protesters in over 100 cities across America will gather to demand that the government of the United States of America adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits and respect the Fourth Amendment. http://www.RestoretheFourth.net provides a detailed list of protest locations.

Restore the Fourth maintains that justification of the Fourth Amendment beyond the original text need not be given; the legitimacy of which is self-evident. “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights clearly protects all citizens’ assets, both digital and physical, against searches and seizures without warrant; they aim to assert those rights. They insist that the proper channels of government work to ensure that all policy complies with the supreme laws of the United States of America in their entirety.

Restore the Fourth requests that American citizens’ right to privacy is respected and stands with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and StopWatching.us on their open letter to Congress. As informed members of the American electorate, they endorse and echo the letter’s demands.

1. Enact reform this Congress to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court;

2. Create a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying. This committee should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance;

3. Hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance.

The July 4th demonstrations seek to demand an end to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the U.S. government and to ensure that all future government surveillance is constitutional, limited, and clearly defined.

Restore the Fourth aims to ensure that the will of the people is reflected in the government of the United States of America. This movement intends to bring an end to twelve years of Fourth Amendment abuses, and demonstrate the need for a return to the Constitution. All Americans should stand with them in this cause to protect the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Link to their blog, HERE

The Fourth Amendment has taken a big hit since Obama was installed.

In 2011, the SCOTUS overwhelmingly voted 8-1 to scuttle the 4th Amendment, following the decision of the Indiana Supreme Court that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.  In response, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill that allows citizens to defend their homes against unlawful entry by cops.

The TSA threatened a blogger for criticizing their ‘gate rapes’.  In December 0f 2010, they raided the home of an airline pilot who posted a video on YouTube pointing out serious flaws in airport security. They  arrest people who actually know TSA rules and their rights. They also threatened a journalist who published a TSA directive that had already been published on several airline websites.

In 2012, police in Aurora, Colorado authorized a mass arrest of innocent citizens during a roadblock to catch a bank robber, for which they had no physical description.  

A democrat (who else?) in Washington state tried to sneak a proposal in a Senate bill that would have given local police authorization to search a private citizens’ home once a year if they own certain types of guns.
The erosion of America’s civil and personal liberties has taken on ominous proportions.  Obama’s abuse of power in particular, is unprecedented.
If you value your freedoms, defend them. Take this country back.

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