Tell Congress to stand up for your constitutional rights
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Tell Congress to stand up for your constitutional rights

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      Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Our rights and liberties have eroded under overbroad—and un-American—national security policies. This year, our representatives in Washington will have several chances to help restore constitutional rights. 

Under both Democrats and Republicans, our federal government has claimed vast powers that threaten democracy and freedom in America.  The PATRIOT Act dramatically expanded government power a decade ago—and Congress approved even worse laws since then, two of which it will consider extending this fall.

Congress will soon consider extending dragnet domestic surveillance and wiretapping authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). It will also craft the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently set to extend our military’s authority to detain anyone within the US—even you—indefinitely, without trial or any proof of crime.

Now is a critical time to voice your support for civil liberties. If you care about your rights, defend them today.

Take action now. Sign BORDC’s petition to tell Congress to stand up for your civil liberties and restore constitutional rights. 

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    • Stephen Bacskay CENTRAL ISLIP, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Without our Constitutional Rights we are no longer the land of the free. These new restrictions are leading to a gross destruction of liberty.

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    • amy martin NEW BRITAIN, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      Chaplain Yee, staff at Guantanamo, was disappeared and jailed for 72 days by U.S. govt (under Bush). Under the NDAA, who will be next? Peace activists and Occupiers?

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    • carol gerl LINCOLN CITY, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Civil rights, human rights, and creating democracy require reason and justice, not bad laws based on fear, hate, or greed.

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    • Beth Armstrong SEASIDE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Vict. of illegal wiretap and video camera on the inside of my home. Since discovering contstant harass. by very guilty invovled law enfocement agency.

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      • about 2 years ago

      Every person young or old(er) should be speaking out about the lose of our rights. Our men and women of the Armed Forces have lived died and got wounded to secure our rights since the beginning of this Nation. Why should be "just" give them up, now? That would be a mockery of everything these armed forces personnel have fought for since our inception as a Nation. I don't think so!

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