Dan Johnson


This July 4th, let’s Restore the Fourth

On December 15, 1791, ¾ of the states in a young America ratified the Bill of Rights. These 10 Amendments to the Constitution would serve as our guiding principles for nearly 200 years.

Too many of them, including the 4th Amendment, now lay in tatters.

Since January 2012, we have been one of the leading organizations in the fight against the 2012 NDAA, indefinite detention, and the application of the laws of war on American soil. Since our founding, People Against the NDAA (PANDA) has pushed to block the enforcement of the NDAA detention provisions in over 20 states and numerous municipalities across the country.

A crucial piece in the puzzle of government tyranny however, remained unsolved. The PATRIOT Act, warrantless surveillance, and unConstitutional searches play a key role in the enforcement of the 2012 NDAA, and have yet to suffer a serious grassroots challenge.

Now, a new organization is trying to change that.

Restore the Fourth is a nonviolent, nonpartisan group of political activists who aim to restore the Fourth Amendment, focusing on unConstitutional searches by our nation’s biggest spy agencies. On July 4th, 2013, they have launched a nationwide protest against these practices, and it has gained serious traction.

The protests have been picked up by the Huffington Post, Mashable, and The Blaze, and thousands of people are expected to attend in the biggest protest since the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

As the warrantless surveillance of people in the United States plays a key role in any indefinite detention, application of the laws of war, and the silencing of political dissent, PANDA is proud to support Restore the Fourth and the protests this independence day.

Under the rocket’s red glare, over 90 cities will protest against NSA surveillance, the NDAA, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder to begin a new phase in the battle for our Constitutional rights.

We stand with them, and America should do the same. This is the liberty bell, the call to action, and the trumpet.

Find your local protest here: