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The 4th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees: "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."

Liberals Fight Bush Bid to Change the Constitution on Wiretapping
It's black-and-white clear that listening to people's personal calls, reading their email and snail mail, searching their homes, perusing their internet browsing habits, all without a warrant or their permission, violates the Constitution. You see, the Bush Administration wants to change the Constitution, by permanently stripping these rights away from the American people.

Sen Feinstein Opposes S. 2453, More Warrantless Wiretapping
On August 3, 2006, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered this insightful speech, urging the committee to reject S.2353, the National Security Surveillance Act, sponsored by Senator Specter (R-PA) and supported by the Bush Administration. After Feinstein's statement, the committee rejected S.2453, thus disallowing it from vote by the full Senate.

Sen Hillary Clinton Proposes Privacy Bill of Rights, Privacy Czar
On June 16, 2006, Senator Hillary Clinton gave a lengthy, nuanced speech on US privacy rights to the American Constitution Society, a respected progressive organization. Clinton's speech was significant, as it was the first major policy speech by a Democratic leader to propose a Privacy Bill of Rights and federal privacy czar. This article presents significant passages of Clinton's speech.

Sen Russ Feingold: Bush Broke US Privacy & Wiretap Laws
On March 13, 2006, Senator Russ Feingold delivered a passionate speech demanding Senate censure of President Bush for breaking US privacy laws. This is the full text of the senator's historic speech. Senator Feingold is an independent thinker and respected leader who votes the courage of his strong progressive convictions, no matter the political cost.

Al Gore's Landmark Speech Bush-Created Constitutional Crisis
On January 16, 2006, Al Gore delivered one of the great speeches in American history on protecting US Constitutional freedoms. This article presents excerpts of that 13-page blunt-spoken speech, which assailed President George Bush for breaking US law, and repeatedly and consciously violating the US Constitution, especially on privacy issues.

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