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» posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 7:25 am by Jeremy Herrera
What happened to the Forth 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, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Sure I understand watching and monitoring people that are possible suspects in crimes or terrorist plots. I understand that some people many fit a profile and prompts the FBI and DHS to feel the need to monitor them. No problem with that… The problem is that if we are to keep and maintain a Federal Republic that the Constitution created and the Founding Fathers promised, then the government must follow the laws that had been set forth over 200 years ago.
What does that mean? Simple… If there isn’t enough evidence for a search warrant, then do the old fashion foot work to obtain one. Do the tailing of the suspect. Do the monitoring of their trash on trash day. Those are things that don’t require a search warrant. Then when they find what they need for a judge to sign a warrant then place the bugs and etc.
So what is the problem if you have nothing to hide? I have heard this before and asked in return, “If it doesn’t matter why did the Founding Fathers believe it was needed in the Forth Amendment?” It is really a simple reason. Before the Revolutionary War the the British Army at anytime were allowed to enter any home without cause and search for whatever they wanted to. No reason needed. This in turn meant no freedom or security in your own home. So why would you want to now give you a large portion of that freedom in place of false security?
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