Monday, March 9, 2015

ATTENTION Mainers...ACTION NEEDED: 4th Amendment Protection Act


There is an important bill that has been introduced in the Maine state legislature. It is LD531, the Maine 4th Amendment Protection Act. If enacted, would ban “material support or resources” from the state to any federal agency collecting electronic data without meeting one of three conditions:

1) That person’s informed consent;
2) A warrant based upon probable cause that particularly describes the person, place or thing to be searched or seized; or
3) Acting in accordance with a legally recognized exception to the warrant requirements.

These additional protections would go a long way toward protecting the privacy rights of Maine citizens. We really could use a grassroots push to help get this measure off the ground.

Please send the following action alert to everyone in your circle, and urge them to take the measures outlined in it:

  • We must prohibit state and local agencies within their jurisdiction from providing any material support to the NSA.
  •  That is perfectly legal to do under the Constitution. The states do not have to assist the federal government on any regulatory program, including NSA spying.
  •  The NSA was revealed in 2013 to be spying on all Americans without proper warrants, an obvious and flagrant violation of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.
  •  Washington D.C. refuses to act to reform these habitual abuses. That means it is a necessity for Maine legislators to take decisive action.
  •  Remember to urge your legislators to honor their oath to the Constitution, do what is right, and pass this measure that lawfully protects our sacred freedoms against federal overreach.

This is a good article that details exactly what the NSA is doing to violate our privacy rights:

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail or call me any time.

Shane Trejo
Tenth Amendment Center

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