October 8, 2013 by History in a Hurry
Here’s a petition worth signing. I like the Tenth Amendment Center’s spunk! My signing comment: Put the brakes on the United Stasi of America now!
Utah: Turn the Water Off! Introduce the 4th Amendment Protection Act in Utah to Stop NSA Spying
The new NSA data center in Utah requires 1.7 million gallons of water every single day to operate. Billions of 4th Amendment violations require massive super computers and the water to cool them.
That water is being supplied by the state of Utah.
Utah can turn it off.
Nothing in the Constitution requires a state to help the feds violate your rights. This is an undisputed principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine – the states cannot be compelled to carry out federal acts, regulations, and the like.
The Supreme Court always affirms this, and the prime cases are 1842 Prigg, 1992 New York, 1997 Printz, and 2012 Sebelius.
The state 4th Amendment Protection Act would ban Utah (or any state where it’s passed) from participating with or assisting the NSA in any way in the implementation of their warrantless spying program.
While calls to Congress are likely to fall on deaf ears, calls to your state house actually could make a difference.
In Utah, No Water = No NSA Data Center