It’s time to re-assert America’s fundamental principle to not to have their Constitutional right to privacy completely obliterated by forcing a real debate and vote on the re-authorization of the Patriot Act.
The Constitution guarantees:
“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.” ~ 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
If the need to invade one’s privacy cannot stand up to the limitations and protections awarded by the Warrant process, perhaps it should not be invaded at all. The Patriot Act was intended to protect Americans from the evil, faceless terrorists that threatened our peace and tranquility. Because there is no accountability, it is difficult to believe that this broad power wasn’t abused and civil liberties abused needlessly. My fear is that We The People descend quickly into the abyss of a totalitarian state, that this power granted for the purpose of keeping America secure will be used against We The People to secure the power of the political elite who seek to fundamentally change this country.
It’s important that pressure is applied to Congress to ensure that this unconstitutional bill is not re-authorized. Fort Hood (TX) shows that even if they have the information, Americans aren’t any safer. At least if they have to go through the warrant process, there will be accountability if We The People are to be subjects of searches, surveillance or seizures.
CALL YOUR Representative immediately – a vote may get slipped in today.
God Bless America!