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Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 1037, the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act of 2013. Introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the bill would extend Fourth Amendment guarantees to electronic communications. The Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act is needed to protect against the violations of our Fourth Amendment rights online.
The Fourth Amendment reads as follows: “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 Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act would ensure that our constitutional rights are protected in all forms. The bill would require warrants to be granted by a judge in order for government officials to obtain electronic communications. With the government eroding our right to privacy daily, this common sense bill would clarify and affirm that the government has no right to search through our emails, our search history, our private social media accounts, and our other forms of online communications without a warrant.
We must ensure that our online privacy is not infringed upon by the government. I urge you to contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 1037, the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act of 2013 today.
President and CEO
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