Resolution on Unconstitutional Surveillance
WHEREAS the US Constitution and Bill of Rights were enacted to place strict limits on the power of government;
WHEREAS there have been continued, pervasive, and destructive violations of these limits, and the rights of American and Delaware citizens, through illegal surveillance of law-abiding citizens by agencies including but not limited to the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, and the Delaware Information Analysis Center:
WHEREAS these intrusions into the private lives of American and Delaware citizens have reached the point at which emails may be intercepted, telephone calls monitored, and license plates photographed without a warrant or probable cause that a crime has been committed:
WHEREAS by passing the enabling legislation including the so-called “Patriot Act” and re-authorizations of the National Defense Authorization Act, both the Democrats and Republicans in Congress and the General Assembly have demonstrated their tacit support for an increasingly powerful police state in this nation;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Party of Delaware calls for immediate action and legislation at both the state and federal levels to bring a halt to this unconstitutional surveillance by the state, and additionally calls for all American and Delaware citizens not only to speak out against such actions, but to refuse to cooperate with unconstitutional activities and perform actions of civil disobedience when necessary to protect their own privacy and basic human rights.