The federal government has once again failed to appropriately regulate its own behavior, with an Idaho federal judge ruling in favor of the constitutionality of the NSA’s spying program.Details
In California, an important bill (SB828) would create a mechanism to turn off all material support and assistance, including water and electricity resources, to the NSA from the state of California. It passed in the state senate by a 29-1 margin, and is now in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety. It will need to pass through that committee by a majority before the full Assemplby can vote on the bill and send it to the Governor’s desk.Details
On Mar. 20, Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester) introduced HB5420 to prevent state cooperation with warrantless spying and personal data collection by the NSA and other federal agencies. (learn more about it here) It was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be considered for a full vote by the house.Details
A huge part of the NSA debate has centered around metadata and whether or not it is an onerous violation of our rights for the government to collect the data about our data. Dianne Feinstein, Mike Rogers, Barack Obama and others would have you believe that it is no big deal. However, a recent study from Webpolicy.org shows the feds are lying yet again:Details
An Oregon bill to protect citizens’ privacy rights from unlawful NSA intrusion got the ball rolling and the legislator who sponsored it vowed to use it as a stepping stone to get a ballot initiative ready for 2016.Details
On Feb. 12, the 4th Amendment Protection Act was introduced to ban state support or participation in federal warrantless surveillance programs. . (learn about it here) STATUS: SF2172 was referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass by majority vote before the full Senate can consider it. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW.…Details
On January 6, the 4th Amendment Protection Act was introduced, SB828. (learn about it here)
STATUS: SB828 was referred to the Committee on Public Safety where it will need to pass by majority vote before the full Senate can consider it.Details
Two NH bills, HB1533 and HB1619, comprise an important part of the four-step plan to nullifyNSA spying – sharing and use of warrantless data.Details
For far too long, Americans blindly obeyed the “national security” experts at the cost of personal liberty.
Fortunately a healthy trend of defiance has been eclipsing that mindset and the Fourth Amendment is making a comeback.
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.
Never before has the Fourth Amendment been under such assault as by the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA has a secret spying program that’s not so secret now thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden. Once Americans learned their online, phone, and texting communications were being watched and stored without probable cause or a warrant, they demanded accountability. Polls from Quinnipiac, Pew, Rassmussen, and others all show Americans don’t trust their liberty under this so-called anti-terrorism policy.
Division of power makes America great, and protects the liberty our founders dreamed of and fought for. The role of states isn’t to simply salute and follow federal orders. The Fourth Amendment Protection Act instructs the people’s state officials on how to deal with federal officials enforcing unconstitutional surveillance.
Learn about it and start working to get it passed, here: