“Our rights have already been violated.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 4, 2013 —This Independence Day, citizens will declare independence from a government behaving more like “Big Brother” than the American founding fathers. In appreciation for recent revelations by whistleblowers that the US government is spying on average American citizens, community leaders will rally at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento to demand restoration of their Fourth Amendment rights.
Sacramento’s “Rally to Restore the Fourth” is a grassroots movement for complete cessation of US government monitoring of online data, communications, and other interactions of non-suspect American citizens. Pieter Singh, one of the event coordinators, will speak on the entry of American into an Orwellian present, saying: “Our rights are not at risk. They have already been violated. True patriots will call these United States back to their founding contract which places the state under the total control of the people.”
Steve Macias, Vice President of California Republican Assembly, will speak on the urgent need to protect civil liberties. “The founding fathers told us ‘eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,’” said Macias. “This administration’s activities are not potential violations but rather direct assaults on our liberty and our fundamental human right to privacy.”
United States Marine Corps veteran Chris Schwegler will address the importance of voluntary human interaction, stating: “We must not put our trust and hope in securing liberty through a deeply flawed document or system of government. Instead we should commit ourselves to the ideals of universal human rights and dignity.”
Other speakers at Thursday’s rally will also raise serious questions about individual privacy protections, checks on state power, and how fiat and warrantless state actions violate our human right to privacy.
The rally is sponsored by a wide range of minority rights, civil liberties, women’s advocacy, and religious organizations, including: Hispanic Values Union, Cherish California’s Children, Consumers for Choice, Organization for Minorities of India, El Dorado Campaign for Liberty, Conservative Opportunities Society of California, Sikh American Action Center, and Singh of Judah.
Other speakers at the Rally to Restore the Fourth include Dr. Amrik Singh, a professor of Punjabi and Ethnic Studies at California State University, Sacramento, Joshua Stillwell, an event organizer, Jada Bernard, Nelissa Goedhart, and Steven Friedrich. The rally is from 1pm to 2pm at Cesar Chavez Park, Sacramento, CA on the corner of 9th St. and I St. Remarks begin at 1:30pm.