- President Obama
Repeal the Patriot Act
It goes against the Constitution of the United States.
- President Obama
I just signed the following petition addressed to: President Obama to repeal the Patriot Act.
The Patriot Act was wrong when it was put into effect. It is still wrong. President Obama has the Executive Power required to repeal the Patriot Act. We must encourage him to act now. Add your name and pass this on. We must all speak up and demand the return of our rights. Many acting as one is required to get the job done and we are doing it!
We oppose this law criticizing its authorization of indefinite detentions of citizens. Law enforcement officers under this law may search a home or business without the owner’s or the occupant’s permission or knowledge. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are allowed to search telephone, e-mail, and financial records without a court order. Law enforcement agencies may search business records, including library and financial records.
Since its passage, several legal challenges have been brought against the act, and Federal courts have ruled that a number of provisions are unconstitutional.
On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act including: roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the "library records provision"), and conducting surveillance of "lone wolves" — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups. There is no protection for whomever they target.
Although this was passed to protect our citizens from the threat of terrorists, we maintain that this law is more of a threat to our liberty, that it is unjust, unfair and unconstitutional. We demand that President Obama honor the desire of the majority of Americans and repeal this law.
Patti Jo Edwards started this petition with a single signature, and now has 274 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.