The United States House of Representatives is, once again trying to take away your freedom. They are planning a vote today on House Resolution 5606, which will expand our government’s surveillance powers. You must call your Congressman today. This bill with crush the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. Madison put a ‘shall not’ in the amendment for a reason…
“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.”
In the wake of the tragic Orlando shootings, this is a ‘never let a good emergency go to waste’ situation.
From Kevin Boyd at rare.us, “In the wake of recent mass shootings, Monday night the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on an expansion of the Patriot Act, which significantly broadened government surveillance powers after 9/11. The proposed bill, H.R. 5606, expands Section 314 of the Patriot Act to cover non-terrorism or money laundering related investigations. Critics claim that the bill is a threat to the privacy of innocent Americans and is being rammed through Congress without debate.
Section 314 encourages law enforcement to share information with financial institutions on money laundering and terrorism. It also encourages financial institutions to share information with each other.”
From Congressman Justin Amash from Michigan,
Under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, the government may not conduct unreasonable searches and seizures. With limited exception, a search or seizure is unreasonable if it occurs without probable cause and a warrant. Section 314 of the Patriot Act attempts to sidestep this constitutional protection by treating a domestic criminal investigation like a foreign terrorism investigation, and H.R. 5606 extends the applicability to a much wider range of criminal investigations.
Call your Congressman and tell them ‘No’ on House Resolution 5606. We must protect the Constitution.
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