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Restore The Fourth Protests around the United States, July 4 2013

“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.”

This is the entirety of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It is also the platform of Restore the Fourth, a social movement reacting to news that civilian and military units of the United States government under President Barack Obama have been collecting your phone calls, e-mail messages and other internet data, including (verified, yes) the content of those communications and activities. Restore the Fourth has three particular 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.

Do you find this set of demands to be appropriate, reasonable and fitting for our constitutional republic? Then consider joining the Restore the Fourth movement. As of this morning, 34 protests are planned in the following states and communities; follow the provided links to find out more and get involved.

Alabama Birmingham July 4, 2013 Link
Alaska New Protest!Anchorage July 4, 2013 Link
Arizona Phoenix July 4, 2013 Link
Arizona New Protest!Tempe July 4, 2013 Link
Arkansas Fayetteville July 4, 2013 Link
Arkansas Little Rock July 4, 2013 Link
California Huntington Beach July 4, 2013 Link
California Los Angeles July 4, 2013 Link
California New Protest!Madera July 4, 2013 Link
California New Protest!Sacramento July 4, 2013 Link
California New Protest!San Clemente July 4, 2013 Link
California San Diego July 4, 2013 Link
California San Francisco July 4, 2013 Link
California New Protest!Santa Maria July 4, 2013 Link
California New Protest!Santa Monica July 4, 2013 Link
California New Protest!Venice July 4, 2013 Link
Connecticut Hartford July 4, 2013 Link
District of Columbia New Protest!Washington, DC July 4, 2013 Link
Florida Gainesville July 4, 2013 Link
Florida New Protest!Miami July 4, 2013 Link
Florida Orlando July 4, 2013 Link
Florida Tampa July 4, 2013 Link
Georgia Atlanta July 4, 2013 Link
Florida New Protest!Savannah July 4, 2013 Link
Hawaii New Protest!Hilo July 4, 2013 Link
Idaho New Protest!Moscow July 4, 2013 Link
Illinois Chicago July 4, 2013 Link
Indiana New Protest!Indianapolis July 4, 2013 Link
Iowa Cedar Rapids July 4, 2013 Link
Iowa New Protest!Iowa City July 4, 2013 Link
Kansas Wichita July 4, 2013 Link
Kentucky Louisville July 4, 2013 Link
Massachusetts Boston July 4, 2013 Link
Minnesota Minneapolis July 4, 2013 Link
Missouri New Protest!Kansas City July 4, 2013 Link
Missouri St. Louis July 4, 2013 Link
Montana New Protest!Bozeman July 4, 2013 Link
Montana New Protest!Missoula July 4, 2013 Link
New Jersey New Protest!Asbury Park July 4, 2013 Link
New Mexico New Protest!Albuquerque July 4, 2013 Link
New Mexico New Protest!Las Cruces July 4, 2013 Link
New York New Protest!Albany July 4, 2013 Link
New York Buffalo July 4, 2013 Link
New York New York City July 4, 2013 Link
New York Rochester July 4, 2013 Link
New York New Protest!Syracuse July 4, 2013 Link
North Carolina Charlotte July 4, 2013 Link
North Carolina Raleigh July 4, 2013 Link
Ohio New Protest!Akron July 4, 2013 Link
Ohio Ashland July 6, 2013 Link
Ohio Cleveland July 4, 2013 Link
Oklahoma Tulsa July 4, 2013 Link
Oregon Portland July 4, 2013 Link
Pennsylvania New Protest!King of Prussia July 4, 2013 Link
Pennsylvania Philadelphia July 4, 2013 Link
Tennessee New Protest!Chattanooga July 4, 2013 Link
Texas Austin July 4, 2013 Link
Texas Dallas July 4, 2013 Link
Texas Houston July 4, 2013 Link
Washington New Protest!Seattle July 6, 2013 Link

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