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House Votes to Kill Fourth Amendment

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to extend amendments added in 2008 to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’s Amendments Act (FAA) in essence reduces the Fourth Amendment to a nullity.

The unconstitutional extension passed by a vote of 301 to 118. 111 Democrats and seven Republicans voted no.

The amendments allow the government to electronically intercept domestic phone calls, emails and other communications without going to a court and obtaining a search warrant.

The Fourth Amendment states: “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 government exploited fear over cyber attacks to reauthorize the amendments. “Foreign nations continue to spy on America to plot cyber-attacks and attempt to steal sensitive information from our military and private sector industries,” said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas who sponsored this bill and an earlier one, the internet censorship bill SOPA.

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I've heard them ask Ron Paul,

I've heard them ask Ron Paul, "Why do you think the Patriot Act is wrong?" Ron Paul would say, "Well if they called it the removal of the 4th Amendment act, no one would vote for it! So they named it the Patriot Act."
Apparently they would have voted for it after all.

This website does free encryption

https://crypto.cat/

It is a lot more powerful than it looks.
Here is the explanation video:
http://vimeo.com/38439169

liberty gone

please note that this piece of trash was passed by republicans. more democrats voted against it than republicans....and there are those saying anyone but obama? please, i am not an obama fan by any stretch of the imagination, but the republicans are not the answer either. i will never vote for anyone with an r or d next to their name again.

well as you can see 7

well as you can see 7 republicans voted against it so it is important to judge each and every candidate on his commitment to the constitution only and completely disregard the entire party system unless you are running for office / choose to be help change the system from the inside

Interesting

that this coincides with the attack on the American consulate in Libya...or are my dates wrong?

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The Fourth Amendment has been

The Fourth Amendment has been dead. The PATRIOT act, as Ron Paul says, should have been named the "Repeal the Fourth Amendment Act". Ever driven through a checkpoint? All these have spelled doom for the 4th Amendment.

It is time to throw our weight.

Amendment 28 Any legislation that is introduced, sponsored, and/or supported by a member of congress that is signed into law and that the legislation was knowingly drafted with a violation of the constitution, that member and all there of who sponsored and supported the legislation shall be guilty of sedition and subject to expulsion from his/her office and additional sanctions.

http://govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2012/h569

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

This thought has crossed my mind many times

It is always followed by this realization...

"We should totally have a body that expels members of Congress who blatantly violate the Constitution, maybe a high court of some kind for the Constitution, maybe call it the supreme court? Oh wait, FUCK!"

The US Constitution

was fitted with concrete loafers and dropped to the bottom of the ocean on Dec. 23rd 1913.

The Fed and it's affiliates have declared war on the entire world and now they are coming after the American People. Move over King George, the new Kings have come for their power.

Dear Congresswoman Hartzler,

I am writing to let you know I continue to be disappointed with your votes against civil liberties. Today you voted yea on H.R. 5949: FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 which violates the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The act allows the government to electronically intercept domestic phone calls, emails and other communications without going to a court and obtaining a search warrant.

The Fourth Amendment states: “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.”

Your yea vote was in violation of your oath to defend the constitution of the United States:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

I have contacted you several times already this year and alerted you in person at the Old Glory Days in Clinton, Missouri, of my concern that civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights are being severely eroded due to the War on Terror. I have been a loyal Republican for the last 30 years, but I will not be voting yea for you this year since you are unable to vote yea for me in the Congress and have violated your oath to defend the Constitution of the United States.

(Sent via email thru V. Hartzler's contact page)

Wonderful letter :-)

Clarification is needed: is it correct to say "guaranteed" by the Bill of Rights? Considering these are God given rights. With your express permission I would like to use this letter.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Please do!

Well I got corrected on my "rights" wording early on in my Liberty Education. I thought about that as I was writing today and my thought was it was OK because rights are not given because we already have them (given by God), so I used guaranteed. They were added to the Constitution to guarantee the protection of civil liberties per my understanding. However they are inalienable which is probably the best word.

You inspired me to write the letter by your comment. You (and anyone else) are welcome to use this letter. Change it however you like or use it verbatim. (I should have said the vote was yesterday to have been accurate…) Use it for the cause of Liberty! I also wrote one on behalf of S 202 Audit the Fed: http://www.dailypaul.com/158002/update-audit-the-fed-s-202-2... You are welcome to it as well.

bear, thank you

Bear, thank you so much. I will use unalienable and address it appropriately, but the letter is so carefully written that I could do it no further justice.

Awesome job :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

you're welcome

yes and take out the part at the bottom where I speak of face to face meeting :)

Bump

Thank you for posting :D

Traitor Lamar Smith

Just how Sheriff Mack might see it from his point of view. Ron Paul never ended up giving an endorsement to the Tea Party candidate, despite sharing similar views. Many in the Liberty movement claim Lamar Smith is a “NeoCon” and that Sheriff Mack is a true “Liberty Candidate”. Lamar Smith defeated Sheriff Mack 76% to 14% in last night’s Congressional race in Texas.

In December of 2009, Ron Paul sent his supporters a letter encouraging them to support Lamar Smith. Some say that the letter was “not a real endorsement”. I’m sure the Sheriff would have appreciated any words of encouragement from Ron Paul, even if it sounded something like the “fake” endorsement below.

“Dear Fellow Texan,

As you know, America faces tremendous problems. I have dedicated my career to fight for solutions, but I need friends in Congress who will help and work with me in these critical times.

That is why I am grateful for the friendship of Congressman Lamar Smith. Lamar Smith is a thoughtful, intelligent leader who keeps his door open to me and is always willing to listen. As the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Smith’s word carries a lot of weight on Capitol Hill and I am glad to see he fights to take principled stands on important issues like Healthcare and Cap and Trade.

Congressman Smith made a point of reading both of my recent books, The Revolution: A Manifesto and End the Fed and I enjoyed our discussion. True intellectual exchange has become all too rare in Washington and I appreciated his effort.

Lamar is also one of the true gentlemen in Congress. I value Congressman Smith’s thoughtful approach and consider him a true friend. If more leaders in Washington adopted his style of governing, I know we could break down a lot of barriers.

I am proud of my friendship with Lamar Smith. I hope you will consider supporting him in his bid for re-election.

In Liberty,

Ron Paul

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