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Voice of the People

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 12:06 AM

Capito helping to kill 4th Amendment

Is the 4th Amendment dead?

With each passing day we see government agencies encroaching on more and more of our natural rights, as guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. Not only that, but we see more and more so-called "conservative Republicans" supporting violating the Constitution.

The recent National Security Agency's violation of the 4th Amendment by tracking Verizon wireless customers and their call records is a great example of this. The fact is one of our "own" is responsible for this tyranny.

Shelley Moore Capito, darling of the West Virginia GOP, voted TWICE to violate the 4th Amendment. She voted for the Patriot Act that allows spying on ALL Americans without a warrant, and voted for the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the government to detain you indefinitely, even ship YOU to foreign prisons, without a trial or due process.

She also voted for CISPA to allow Obama and his team to spy on all of your email as well.

Now Shelley Moore Capito is running for the U.S. Senate, with the blessings of many West Virginia state politicians and GOP officials.

The 4th Amendment says: "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."

We must look beyond the letter, R or D, behind the name of a politician or candidate, and instead focus on their record, for actions speak much louder than words. We must hold politicians accountable for their criminal acts.

For Big Brother is coming, with the help of so-called Republicans like Shelley Moore Capito.

S. Chris Anders

West Virginia Campaign for Liberty

Shepherdstown

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