START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program! - TAKE ACTION!


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA spying, unconstitutional )

Carole
- 431 days ago - secure2.convio.net
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's (PCLOB) report, calling for an end to bulk surveillance collection, confirms that the Pentagon's NSA mass surveillance program, and President Obama's fundamental endorsement of it, does not have a . . .



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

AniMae Chi (442)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 4:45 pm
End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program!
Thank you for supporting us on this issue.
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Representative Julia Brownley
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 4:45 pm

By Carl Messineo, Legal Director and
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Exec. Director

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's (PCLOB) report, calling for an end to bulk surveillance collection, confirms that the Pentagon's NSA mass surveillance program, and President Obama's fundamental endorsement of it, does not have a constitutional leg to stand on.

Moreover, the PCLOB's fully informed and detailed analysis has found that this dragnet spying program has not thwarted any terrorist attack nor contributed meaningfully to any terrorist investigation showing further that the program is not only unconstitutional but ineffective.

The NSA has hidden behind a screen of generalized threats, claiming that without the program the people of the United States will be put at risk, while simultaneously refusing to release the most fundamental programmatic information and legal analysis to the public in order to keep these claims from being tested.

As the PCLOB has access to this information, we can now see that the NSA uses the claims of national security as a pretext to implement and maintain a massive Surveillance State that they had hoped to keep unchecked and unchallenged. Edward Snowden's courageous revelations have opened the door to allow debate and evaluation for the first time, and it is clear that the NSA's claims and representations can't withstand the light of day.

The PCLOB rightly recognizes that the very existence of these programs, which track people's political and religious associations, ‘can have a chilling effect on the exercise of First Amendment rights.' We know from history, from J. Edgar Hoover, from COINTELPRO and other abuses, that such massive domestic spying programs are not merely passive intrusions on civil rights but inevitably are actively used as tools of social and political control. They are not neutral or benign, but lay the foundation for a government that knows everything and, consequently, can control even lawful political action and dissent. These domestic surveillance authorities are inconsistent with a constitutional democracy, no matter how many times the government invokes the threat of foreign or terrorist attack.

The bulk data collection and warehousing on all law-abiding persons in the United States is an affront to the Constitution. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent bipartisan executive agency established through the 9/11 Commission Act, recognizes that there is only one solution: eradication of such programs. Now is the time that we must all take action.

Please take a minute right now -- it is imperative that you send a letter to Congress, and tell your friends to also send their letters demanding that Congress completely end bulk surveillance.

The conclusion and detailed analysis of the PCLOB lay bare the reality of how empty and misdirected are the 'reforms' offered by President Obama. Those are not real reforms. They are window dressing, intended to placate the rising tide of public opposition to this startling and covert spying program that captures for the government a record of with whom we communicate, our locations, our associations and transactions and, ultimately, creates the most detailed and intimate portrait of our lives, actions and associations as is technically possible. President Obama’s ‘reforms’ are intended to create an appearance of constitutionality but, as the PCLOB recognizes, the only solution is to end the programs.
 

Sue H. (6)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 4:51 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

JL A. (278)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:16 pm
Signed before, but it let me again--warning to all to click the box that says to save the information to get rid of the check so the next person doesn't get your information. Thanks for posting Carole!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:19 pm
Perfect! Now it's there for wide exposure on both our posts! :)
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:20 pm
Oh, forgot, of course thank you Carole!
 

Natasha Salgado (604)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:35 pm
Signed-thx Carole
 

Henriette Matthijssen (150)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 6:32 pm
For USA citizens only, I cannot sign. Thanks Carole.
 

Ros G. (88)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 6:39 pm
Thanks for the forward Carole........sorry America only........will sign others if available
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 6:47 pm
Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us.

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Marco Rubio
Representative Ron D. DeSantis

I thought that saved meant it remembered you on your own computer so the next time you signed something for that same group or agency, you didn't have to fill it all out from start to finish. I didn't know my information went to the next person signing it. ????

Oh well, too late now. This is at least one issue that both the Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on. I think maybe we have a chance on this one.

 

Lyn Z. (292)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 7:15 pm
Thanks Carole.
I had already signed it earlier today!
 

Abo r. (105)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 7:17 pm
Noted, could not sign keeps telling me error, could be as I am not US citizin.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 7:31 pm
Signed!:)
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 8:11 pm
Petition signed.
I want an end to this NSA spying on regular citizens as well.

ty, "C".
.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 8:23 pm

I know, Jimbo. This is an outrage!

 

Wolfgang W. (213)
Friday January 24, 2014, 12:13 am
Close Guantanamo!
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday January 24, 2014, 12:14 am
noted and signed
 

Jae A. (321)
Friday January 24, 2014, 12:59 am
N&S !
 

Ben Oscarsito (358)
Friday January 24, 2014, 1:22 am
Done. -I don't live in the U.S. of A, but I think this is a matter to all of us. So, "Illinois, Zip 60601" does it for me! And, I thank myself for signing of course...
 

Ben Oscarsito (358)
Friday January 24, 2014, 1:24 am
One more thing; -Hello NSA...Sweden calling...Get a life!
 

Emma S. (233)
Friday January 24, 2014, 1:59 am
Done! Thanks, Carole.
 

Michael Carney (216)
Friday January 24, 2014, 3:04 am
Noted, and signed...Thanks Carole!!
 

Vivien Green (153)
Friday January 24, 2014, 3:33 am
Noted, sorry I cannot sign as it has not got provision for people outside the USA.
 

Arild Warud (172)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:37 am
Signed,TY "C"
 

Edwin M. (356)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:45 am
Signed, thanks Carole
 

John Holton (357)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:51 am
S and N
 

Lisa Neste (724)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:04 am
End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program!

Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us.

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Richard M. Burr
Senator Kay R. Hagan
Your message was not sent to the following decision makers:
Thanks Carole.
 

Judy T. (224)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:04 am
Signed. Thank you, Just!
 

Pat B. (351)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:38 am
Thanks, Carole for this. Passing on and signed, (of course!!!).
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator John Cornyn III
Senator Ted Cruz
Representative Michael T. McCaul
 

Phyllis P. (366)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:34 am
Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us.
 

. (0)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:43 am
Our right to privacy is being stripped daily- everywhere. We need real reforms- not "phantom" ones. TY Carol and Henriette for the fwd.
 

Dave C. (232)
Friday January 24, 2014, 9:54 am
signed, thanks.
 

Ann W. (234)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:21 am
Noted, signed and shared. Thank you for posting, Carole.
 

Bonnie Tar (0)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:22 am
my roo­ma­te's ­step-aunt m­akes $­69 /ho­ur on the internet . She has been without work for five m­ont­hs but last month her pay was $20­637 j­us­t wo­rk­i­ng o­n ­t­h­e int­er­ne­t­ fo­r­ a­ fe­w­ hour­s. yo­u coul­d look h­ere.......

==============>>>>>>>> http://onlinejobseakers.biz/?bo0316
GO TO THE SITE FOR MORE INFO AND HELP
A BETER FUTUR IS AWAITING FOR YOU>>>>
 

Jason R. (71)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:28 am
The Nazi program needs to go with all the Nazi's.
 

Jason R. (71)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:28 am
Your report has been submitted to Customer Service. Thank you.
 

Jason R. (71)
Friday January 24, 2014, 1:17 pm
It's always been in the hands of the republicans and their media control. Well, guess what!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/113088365/3706068
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Friday January 24, 2014, 2:06 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Ros G. (88)
Friday January 24, 2014, 2:41 pm
Thanks for the tip Ben...approx 44,000 Australian citizens are being spied on by NSA in their own country, just in case I'm on that list...I don't want them to think I'm on the run...it is a serious matter as you said and it effects many countries. Spammer flagged
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:30 pm
End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program!

Your message has been sent. Thank you for telling your friends about this issue.
 

jess b (24)
Friday January 24, 2014, 9:28 pm
signed ty
 

Mandi T. (433)
Friday January 24, 2014, 10:21 pm
Signed
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:38 pm
Noted, signed and shared

Scammer flagged!
 

Kay S. (459)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 3:16 am
Noted and signed!
 

Ana R (220)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 3:19 am
Done.
Thank you, Carole & Henriette.
 

John B. (122)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 3:48 am
Thanks Carol for providing the link. Messaged signed, sent and post noted. Thanks Dandelion for the heads up!
" Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:
Senator Sherrod C. Brown
Senator Rob J. Portman
Representative Bill Johnson"
 

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 3:53 am
Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us.

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Marco Rubio
Representative Alcee L. Hastings
TY Just
 

Abdessalam Diab (147)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 4:49 am
" Thank you for supporting us on this issue " Noted and signed. Thanks Carol for the post,Thanks henriette for the forward
 

Terrie Williams (777)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:56 am
Thank you for standing up to the NSA's unconstitutional surveillance program.
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:
Senator John Cornyn III
Senator Ted Cruz
 

Debbie S. (33)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 11:12 am
Signed!
 

James Maynard (73)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 12:45 pm
S&N, thanks Carole!
 

Sherri G. (121)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 12:53 am
Signed and Noted TY Carole and Dandelion for the link.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 3:13 pm
Message sent & shared. Noted. Many thanks, Carole....and Dandelion for the link.
 

Mm M. (470)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 8:41 pm
You bet I signed~Thanks Carol, enough already!
 

Ellen J. (78)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 8:45 pm
Noted. Signed. Shared. Thanks, Dandelion.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday February 7, 2014, 7:43 pm
SIGNED!!
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.