UPDATES on Restore the Fourth activism today…Be sure to scroll down to see the rockin’ updates…
Protesters plan to rally across the US on Thursday, to demonstrate opposition to sweeping National Security Agency surveillance programs.
The events are being organized under a newly hatched organization called Restore the Fourth, named for constitutionally guaranteed protection against illegal search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. Rallies and marches are expected to take place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York City, Washington DC and dozens of other US cities.
Ryan Brown, a regional leader for the San Francisco Bay protests…said his participation in Restore the Fourth stemmed from concern over excessive governmental power implied by the spying programs. “I see it as ethically disgusting that the government has both the opportunity and the ability … to collect the data on us individually, without a given reason other than quote-unquote ‘protecting our freedoms’,” he said. (UK Guardian)
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.
– Fourth Amendment U.S. Constitution #DamnStraight
(Press TV) Reddit, WordPress, 4chan, and Mozilla are among the websites that have decided to participate in “Restore the Fourth” campaign, which aims at restoring the fundamentals of the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. The amendment protects citizens against unlawful searches and seizures, according to RT.
Participants will carry banners reading “This 4th of July, we stand by the 4th Amendment and against the U.S. government’s surveillance of internet users.”
***Prizes? Well one prize we know of for best activism photo/video is available to those who submit their work on the wall of Ron Paul Activism‘s Facebook page.