In Ex parte Milligan (1866), the Court wrote: The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times and under all circumstances.
No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government.
The campaign aims to restore the sanctity of the Fourth Amendment which protects the American people from unreasonable searches and seizures while showing that the American people do not consent to the NSA’s surveillance. featured former NSA executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake who proclaimed, “We will not forsake our rights for the sake of national security! The European Union has also begun taking measures to push back against U. surveillance and the German interior minister recently advised people to stop using U. web services if they’re concerned about NSA surveillance.
In New York City, hundreds of people of all ages endured the heat and humidity to call for an end to the dragnet surveillance practiced by the U. Over 100 protests are being held in cities around the U. and even in Europe, according to Restore the Fourth. " It’s hardly surprising to see protests in London and Munich, especially since it was revealed that GCHQ was tapping fiber optic cables to gather massive amounts of private data and that Germany was the target of the most U. “This is really an invasion of our privacy, a concerning invasion of our privacy,” said Kyle Morgan, a 24-year-old New Jersey resident attending the New York City protest, according to Mashable.
We are all mandated by the highest law in the land to be “secure” in our “persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” Government officials swear an oath of office to defend this Constitution, as you yourself have also probably done.
To knowingly, flagrantly and systematically violate this oath – in secret no less – is a grievous crime against the United States.
A government that does not respect the laws that it publicly swears to defend is a fraud and a tyranny.
By all accounts, it isn’t staged, police in Tennessee really are this crooked.
If police behave like this on a national holiday that celebrates America’s freedoms, out in public in front of witnesses, you can be assured that there is little they won’t do back at the ”cop-shop.” All around America, police aid accident victims, help change tires and take their oaths seriously.
“I hope that the NSA and the powers that be really take notice that people are terrified of what’s going on.” Protests have also spread to smaller American cities like Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa.
“The Fourth is obviously a very symbolic day, and in light of recent events, it’s important for Americans to stand up and not just celebrate their past, but be able to fight for a future that’s worth celebrating,” said Alex Turner, a protester and local organizer, according to KCRG.
Restore the Fourth: protests against NSA surveillance programs sweep the nation Protests against the surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA) are occurring across the United States under the banner of the “Restore the Fourth” campaign.