How to celebrate 4th of July: defending our rights
I started my 4th of July “celebrations” one day early, by visiting the Declaration of Independence & Bill of Rights, handwritten by Thomas Jefferson, exhibited for the first time together, at the NYPL.
Then, today (4th of July) I went to a protest to demand the restoration of the Fourth Amendment:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”
In light of NSA`s shameless domestic and international spying program PRISM (and before that we had ECHELON), it is important that we stand up for what we believe is right, and that we fight to defend the liberties and rights (not only Civil Liberties, but Human Rights) for which so many before us lost their lives.