In one swoop, on June 22, 2015, a divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down three consecutive rulings affirming the right of raisin farmers, hotel owners and prison inmates.
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
What we learned in 1971 is essentially the same thing we learned from the Snowden documents. The federal government is conducting illegal surveillance on Americans. Edward Snowden is a whistleblower. He is a patriot.
It's time for a second American Revolution. Not a revolution designed to kill people or tear down and physically destroy society, but a revolution of the minds and souls of human beings--a revolution promulgated to restore the freedoms for which our founders sacrificed their fortunes and their lives.
The way forward is clear: Congress must finally begin to exercise its Article I constitutional powers and rein in executive branch lawbreaking.
Alyona talks to Ben Doernberg of Restore the Fourth NYC about the group's NSA’s rally in Union Square on July 4th against unconstitutional spying and how they're demanding an end to all government programs that violate the 4th Amendment.
FBI & NSA Spying Revealed: Uncle Sam Is Watching You, and Both Congress and the Courts Are Complicit
The document is disturbing because, in a single swoop, it authorizes not just the wiretapping of a single individual, or a single organization, but all of the customers of a single telecommunications company.