Our privacy is about to be railroaded.
Thanks in part to the disclosures of Edward Snowden, we have learned much in the past couple of years about the outrageous extent to which our own government is spying on each and every one of us. It has become infuriating clear that the NSA, the FBI, the DEA and other federal agencies are determined to make our phone calls, emails, bank accounts and whereabouts fair game for their warrantless searches and monitoring.
They have shredded the 4th Amendment, and make no apologies for doing so. You can fight back by going to Restore the 4th today and taking action.
Much of the ‘legal’ justification the government cites for its mass surveillance comes from provisions of the Patriot Act — provisions that will expire in one month, on June 1. Especially key is Section 215.
Despite the outrage of millions of Americans over warrantless mass surveillance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already said he plans to pass a “clean” reauthorization of the Patriot Act — including the provisions being used to sweep up our emails, phone calls, etc. And of course, that is exactly what President Obama wants.
We have 30 days — at most — to let Congress know that warrantless searches of our personal lives must STOP.
The Our America Initiative has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media spread across all 50 states — and leaders who can take our message to the mainstream news media. Now is the time to mobilize those resources and make sure that Congress gets the message that Obama and McConnell cannot be allowed to once again “legalize” unconstitutional spying on Americans.
I’m counting on you to do two things to help: First, go to Restore the 4th today and sign our petition calling on Congress and the President to end warrantless surveillance. That petition will be presented to Congress before the critical votes on the Patriot Act. Second, go to Our America and contribute $10, $25, $50, $100, $500 or whatever you can to provide the funds we need to mobilize liberty advocates across the country to speak out, contact their Senators and Representatives and build support for repeal or meaningful reform of the Patriot Act.
NOW is the time, and your help is critical.
The politicians won’t stand up for privacy, so we MUST.
Thanks, as always, for being a part of the fight for liberty.
Gov. Gary Johnson
P.S. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Wednesday night, May 13, at 9:00 PM ET our legal team and key leaders in our federal lawsuit to change the presidential debates will be hosting a Google Hangout to provide an update and a briefing about the lawsuit, the legal claims and our grassroots strategy to break up the Republican-Democrat control of the debates.