Shortly after the Constitution of the United States of America was framed in 1787, a number of important leaders immediately—and publicly—expressed major concerns about the Federal government it would create. Having just (narrowly) escaped the grip of tyranny just a few short years earlier, they were (rightly, we believe) concerned that a strong national government would, over time, become a threat to individual liberties… if left unrestricted.
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.
-Amendment IV, The Constitution of the United States of America
With such fierce defenders of liberty as Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams on board, the opposition became a force to be reckoned with. Ultimately, the movement produced the first 10 amendments to the Constitution—otherwise known as the Bill of Rights.
Without these amendments, the great individual freedoms that made America great—freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and even the freedom to refuse to testify against oneself—might never have been guaranteed to us.
Having never experienced a society where those freedoms are completely restricted, most of us today do not fully comprehend their value.
But if history has taught us anything, any State which moves against these individual liberties charts a course for the very same oppression and tyranny which the Founders paid such a dear cost to overthrow.
Today, our nation has become locked in a false struggle pitting “the left” against “the right.” This sideshow, fueled by the media, entrenched by political pundits, and funded by large corporations, has distracted the American people from the slowly accelerating erosion of our individual liberties.
Is your freedom of speech in jeopardy today? Or your freedom to worship God in accordance with your beliefs? Perhaps not immediately.
However, connecting the dots in our nation’s recent history, the line points to a destination that should concern you as it does us.
Revelations of secret spying on US Citizens via the all-inclusive vacuuming up of our private communications, sensitive personal data, and information regarding our movements have shown us that the United States is engaging in the very epitome of the behavior by an all-powerful national government that the 4th Amendment was designed, written, and ratified to protect us from.
This is not an issue of Democrat or Republican politics.
This is an issue of tyranny.
Regardless of who you believe should be in which office, which platform they should be standing on, or what your beliefs are about any of the “hot” issues of the day, this behavior by our national government cannot be permitted to continue.
It’s time to take action.
We, the founders and leaders of Nourish The Dream, urge you today to contact your legislators and demand that the activities of the NSA be curtailed. Demand that our 4th Amendment rights be restored, and that no government agency be permitted to continue to infringe upon them.
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As Citizens of the United States of America, we believe it is our duty (and yours, if you’re a Citizen) to use our God-given, hard-won rights to speak up and effect change. If not us, then who?Tags: 4th Amendment, Bill of Rights, Free Speech, NSA, PIPA, SOPA, The Day We Fight Back