Restore Our Rights

The 4th and 5th amendment were destroyed after 9/11. The government must restore the rights that were promised to us by the founding fathers.

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 the US government became much more authoritarian using the age-old argument of security. Since then we have been in non-stop wars, and our freedoms and privacy have been taken away.

The NSA has been collecting massive amounts of data through emails, phone calls, texts, and much more that can be searched and used by law enforcement [N]. The very existence of this program is a direct violation of the 4th amendment to the US Constitution:

“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.”

Furthermore, the government has abducted US citizens and held them in illegal prisons, such as Guantanamo Bay, on the mere accusation of terrorism, essentially suspending habeas corpus. This is a horrifying violation of the 5th amendment to the US Constitution:

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

The US government must stop data collection, restore due process, close down these illegal prisons, and return these fundamental freedoms and rights promised to us by our founding fathers in the Bill of Rights within the United States Constitution.