• Fourth Amendment Of The United States 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." The recent capitualtion of the United States House of Representaives to the Bush Administrations demands for TELECOM IMMUNITY in anticipation of the United States Senate following suit shall not stand. Congress is empowered to pass laws. If they pass a bad law it needs to be repealed. This is bad law and this site seeks to have this law repealed. Please Read Carte blanche to illegally spy on Americans by Tom Burghardt
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Stand Up For the Constitution: DC Inaugural Demonstration, 1-20-09

1-20-09 Pro-Constitution Activist Demonstration on Inauguration Parade Route on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Web Banner.Since the FISA Amendments Act in the summer of 2008, the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution is essentially a suggestion. The prohibition on searches and seizures of you, your property and your communications used to be a mandate, but now it is just a suggestion to be followed if the President feels like it.

Is that acceptable to you? If not, consider that our next President, Barack Obama, not only voted for the FISA Amendments Act, but declared his intention to employ it as President.

Do you believe dissent is the highest form of Patriotism unless the object of dissent is a Democrat?
Do you believe that an administration must adhere to the Constitution or pay political costs… so long as the administration is a Republican one?

Or do you believe the United States Constitution applies in all seasons? Do you advocate all presidents, Democratic or Republican, should be held to account for their policy decisions?

If you find yourself in the latter camp, then please join us on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, in Washington, DC. We have secured a permit for a spot on Pennsylvania Avenue. Our purpose: to courteously, quietly but pointedly stand along the route, holding signs that ask our new president Barack Obama, as he passes us by on Pennsylvania Avenue, to fulfill his Oath of Office “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Here are the details, from the Inauguration demonstration web page:

President Barack Obama:
Fulfill Your Oath
Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution

Pro-Constitution Demonstration in Washington, DC
Outside the Department of Justice
SW Corner of Pennsylvania and 9th
on the Inauguration Parade Route

January 20, 2009 (presence maintained through the day until the end of the Inaugural Parade)

Support the Constitution by exercising it! Exercise your First Amendment freedom to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievance. Ask President Barack Obama to keep his Oath of Office to “Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Demonstration web page:

Will you carry your principled activism into the Obama Era? Will you be there?

Will you spread the word?


Obama-Bayh? Why don’t you just grind it in a little harder?

Rumors are buzzing around town that Barack Obama may choose Evan Bayh as a running mate in the 2008 presidential elections. Only a resident of Bayh’s state of Indiana would have the conservative cluelessness to call Evan Bayh a “far-left liberal Senator”. On substantive policy matters, Evan Bayh has failed to support legislation to shut down Guantanamo, sat on his hands and let legislation to counter the use of child soldiers wither on the vine, passively permitted government databases to balloon out of control without government oversight, blocked stem cell research, refused to support contraceptive distribution, sat on his hands (yet again) and passively (yet again) obstructed greenhouse gas regulation, refused to support the repeal of the Military Commissions Act, continued to support civilian-blasting cluster bombs and resisted action against loan sharks. When it comes to substantive policy, Evan Bayh is no liberal. He is a block of wood.

But there is a more fundamental basis for us to fear the choice of Evan Bayh as Vice President — the Senator has emerged in active opposition to the fundamental basis for the organization of our political system, the U.S. Constitution. Last year, Evan Bayh voted for the Protect America Act, a bill which temporarily permitted the U.S. government to spy on its citizens and search their communications without the judicial warrant that the Fourth Amendment so clearly requires. This year, Evan Bayh cheerily voted for the FISA Amendments Act, its four-year extension.

By supporting the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama’s turned from someone who supported the Constitution in speeches into someone who undermined the Constitution in his actions. The selection of Evan Bayh by Barack Obama as his running mate would reiterate Barack Obama’s turn to the autocratic side of politics. That would be a deeply disturbing signal to me, and I hope it does not come to pass.

Obama Begging Me To Not Vote For Him

Senator Obama,

I am genuinely disappointed that you chose to support the recent FISA bill.  I and the rest of America have been looking to Democrats, and more particularly you, for strong leadership to stand up to the fascist fear mongering of the Bush administration.  You have failed us.  You could have made a stand and your leadership could have made a difference, but instead you chose to take the politically expedient route.  You sold me and every other American out who believed you were different, and worse you abandoned the Constitution when it needed your protection the most.

This bill was no compromise, it was a cowardly capitulation to an administration that continues to lie and thumb it’s nose at congressional oversight.  So now you reward the most unpopular president in American history and the corporations that colluded with him to break the law and the nation’s trust by giving them a free pass to continue to do so.  It is no surprise that the approval rating of congress is in single digits when all we want is someone to hold this administration accountable.  You have failed miserably.

Unless I hear some strong promises to correct this appalling failure of judgment I will have no choice but to stay home come November because I see no candidate worthy of my vote here.

Super Jesus

PS: Thanks for making me look like a fool for supporting you in the primary because even Hillary voted against it!

Obama Loses Swing Voters Over FISA Amendments Act Flip Flop

Barack Obama’s plan to win over independent swing voters by supporting George W. Bush’s FISA Amendments Act has backfired dramatically, with Obama losing Republican and independent swing votes over the broken promise.

One such swing voter, who supported Ron Paul when Paul’s campaign was still active, comments over at Irregular Times, “I’m not a McCain supporter either. I’m an Independent that supports Ron Paul. With the nomination lost to McCain, I was leaning to Obama. Now…I just hope that by some miracle of God, Ron Paul somehow gets in the ballot.”

That’s just one example of the many independent voters Obama lost by supporting the FISA Amendments Act.

Obama’s essential miscalculation was this: Obama carelessly concluded that because George W. Bush is a Republican President, Republicans actually agree with his policies. Obama failed to understand that the very same Republican voters who would consider switching parties and voting for a Democratic candidate are as sick and tired of Bush as Democrats are.

When Obama supported the FISA Amendments Act, emblematic of one of Bush’s worst policies, he lost Republican and independent swing voters, because those voters don’t want another Bush. They actually wanted real change. Now they perceive Obama’s promises of change as just more cheap talk from a politician who is playing the same power game as everyone else in Washington D.C.

Flip Flop Obama Was Against Protect America Act, Now For It!

Barack Obama has done himself in with his support for the FISA Amendments Act. The problem isn’t just that the FISA Amendments Act is a badly written law, and a flagrant abuse against Americans’ constitutional rights.

The biggest problem for Obama is that his support for the FISA Amendments Act is intellectually dishonest, and logically impossible to support because it’s internally inconsistent.

Consider two statements made in yesterday’s statement by Obama trying to explain his support for the FISA Amendments Act:

First: “I also believe that the compromise bill is far better than the Protect America Act that I voted against last year.”

Then: “Given the choice between voting for an improved yet imperfect bill, and losing important surveillance tools, I’ve chosen to support the current compromise.”

When Barack Obama says in the second statement that he doesn’t want the President to lose “important surveillance tools”. You know what those “important surveillance tools” are? They’re the tools established by the Protect America Act:

– Physical searches of Americans’ homes without a search warrant or any evidence of a crime.
– Electronic eavesdropping on our telephone calls, emails and web surfing without a search warrant or other judicial supervision.
– Making the administrators of the spy programs the same people to certify the spy programs’ legality.

When Barack Obama says that he wants to keep “important surveillance tools” from expiring, he’s saying that he wants to keep the Protect America Act from expiring – but earlier in the same statement, he says that the Protect America Act is a bad law, and that’s why he voted against it in 2007!

Barack Obama was against the Protect America Act before he was for it?

That kind of sloppy thinking sunk John Kerry in 2004, and it is sinking Barack Obama in 2008.

Read the complete point by point rebuttal of Barack Obama’s new FISA Amendments Act statement.

Activist Group Against FISA Act Becoming Top Obama Group

Progressive Patriots has posted the chart below to show what’s happening on BarackObama.com. On Barack Obama’s own campaign web site, the group that opposes Obama’s support for the FISA Amendments Act is about to become the largest grassroots Obama group there is!

Group Against the FISA Amendments Act Top Obama Grassroots Group

And already this chart is out of date: There are now 12,732 members of the anti-FISA Amendments Act group!

Barack Obama is facing a full-blown revolt within his own campaign.

It’s time to admit your mistake, Mr. Obama. Keep the promise you made in February. Vote against the FISA Amendments Act.